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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ISBN/ISSN: 9781988546193
Release Date: April 08, 2022
NZD$ 149.99

Product description

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.

Related Titles

• 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)


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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