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