The Law of Costs in New Zealand
The first specialist costs text in the market, The Law of Costs in New Zealand provides an in-depth and practical analysis of the operation of the costs’ regime.
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The discretionary nature of the costs jurisdiction can obscure the important legal principles that underlie its everyday operation.
The Law of Costs in New Zealand will assist lawyers and judges to reduce errors on costs matters, improve the quality of their arguments, and to promote agreement by reducing misconceived costs disputes that ought to be resolved without judicial intervention.
Using the civil costs regime established by the High Court Rules as a starting point, the book then goes on to examines costs in the appellate and inferior courts, criminal cases, and in arbitrations.
• Casey & Corry (editors) Annotated High Court Rules, 4th edition, 2018
• Williams & Kawharu (editors) Williams and Kawharu on Arbitration, 2nd edition, 2017
• Sim’s Court Practice (online resource)
Table of contents
Chapter 1. Overview of the costs regime in New Zealand
Chapter 2. Costs in ordinary cases
Chapter 3. Departure from ordinary scale costs
Chapter 4. Costs in special cases
Chapter 5. Taxation of costs
Chapter 6. Disbursements
Chapter 7. Court fees and security for costs
Chapter 8. Costs in inferior courts
Chapter 9. Costs in criminal cases
Chapter 10. Costs in arbitrations