Law of Societies in New Zealand, 4th edition

Invaluable for those actively involved in setting up and running societies and charitable trusts.

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ISBN/ISSN: 9781988546476
Release Date: December 01, 2024
NZD$ 149.99

Product description

This edition has been totally rewritten as a result of the enactment of the Incorporated Societies Act 2022, which radically changes the statutory regime enacted in 1908 but also reflects significant changes in society. It seeks to balance practical advice of assistance to the members and committees of incorporated societies with detailed commentary of value to the legal profession.

This new edition also incorporates New Zealand and overseas Court decisions of relevance to the comprehensive replacement statute and, in particular, decisions of Australian State and Territory Courts interpreting statutes similar to the 2022 New Zealand Act.

The book will also be invaluable to the many New Zealanders actively involved in setting up and running societies and charitable trusts as it provides officers and members with the basic legal resources to carry out their tasks, while providing enough information to indicate when formal legal advice should be sought.

Related Titles

• Barker The Law and Practice of Charities, 2013
• von Dadelszen Members’ Meetings, 3rd edition, 2012


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Table of contents

Chapter 1: Types of society

Chapter 2: Unincorporated societies

Chapter 3: How societies and charities are formed

Chapter 4: Constitutions and how they are changed

Chapter 5: Membership of societies

Chapter 6: How entities are governed

Chapter 7: Administration and operations

Chapter 8: Society meetings

Chapter 9: Meetings – standard agenda and minutes

Chapter 10: Meetings – motions and voting

Chapter 11: Role of the registrar

Chapter 12: Winding up

Chapter 13: Charitable societies and trusts

Chapter 14: Industrial and provident societies, agricultural and pastoral societies, and friendly societies