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McGechan on Procedure
McGechan on Procedure first published in 1985, is New Zealand's leading and most-cited text on civil procedure. Focusing on the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, it takes a practical approach, placing the technical rules of superior Court procedure in their practical and jurisdictional context.
Continued consolidation of legislation and replacement of outdated commentary ensures it is an up-to-date resource of New Zealand procedural law.
Andrew Beck's interests are wide-ranging, specialising in tax, commercial, and public law litigation. He has a particular interest in appellate work, and has conducted many appeals in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Privy Council. He has a Masters degree in tax and company law. Andrew has written extensively in the areas of contract, company law, tax and general litigation. He is a co-author of McGechan on Procedure, Introduction to Advocacy, Civil Remedies in New Zealand, and Relationship Property on Death. He is currently a Society representative on the High Court Rules Committee, and convenor of the Society's Civil Litigation and Tribunals Committee.
His Honour Judge Tom Broadmore
Maritime law was a major part of Judge Broadmore's practice prior to his appointment to the District Court bench; and he appeared as counsel in many maritime cases, reported and unreported, over a number of years. He was a partner at Chapman Tripp for 21 years and then practised as a barrister until his appointment. He was Federal President of the Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand from 1998 to 2000 and was Director of the NZLS Litigation Skills Programme in 2004.
Jessica is a Senior Crown Counsel (Public Law) in the Crown Legal Risk Group at the Crown Law Office, where she practices predominately in public law litigation and advice, with a particular interest in judicial review. Prior to joining Crown Law, Jessica worked at several medium to large private firms in Wellington in the areas of Treaty of Waitangi settlement negotiations and general civil litigation, with a public law focus. Jessica was the assistant author to Graham Taylor on the second edition of Judicial Review: a New Zealand Perspective (LexisNexis, 2010) and is a reporter for the Procedure Reports of New Zealand and regularly presents seminars on public law and judicial review. Jessica has a BA/LLB(Hons)(1st class) from Victoria University of Wellington and a LLM from Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Jason McHerron is a Wellington barrister, specialising in commercial, regulatory and public law litigation. He was admitted in 1996 and has appeared in all of New Zealand's general courts, as well as in specialist tribunals in New Zealand and overseas. Before moving to the independent bar in 2006, Jason was a solicitor at Russell McVeagh, and then Crown Counsel at the Crown Law Office. He became an author of McGechan on Procedure in 2007 and has also contributed to publications and seminars on administrative law and statutory interpretation. Jason is a member of the New Zealand Law Society's Public and Administrative Law Committee and a faculty member of its Litigation Skills Programme.
The Honourable Justice Wild
Justice John Wild graduated from Victoria University of Wellington in 1969. He joined Bell Gully & Co in 1967 initially as a law clerk and then solicitor, and in 1969 was awarded the Timothy Cleary Memorial Prize. Justice Wild commenced practice at the independent bar in 1976 and was appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1993. He joined the Council of the New Zealand Bar Association in 1992 and was its President when, in September 1998, he was appointed a judge of the High Court. On 2 February 2011 he was appointed to the Court of Appeal.
Nicholas Wood is a senior associate in the litigation team at Chapman Tripp's Wellington office and has 12 years of experience in litigation. He graduated from Victoria University of Wellington in 2001 and holds the degrees of LLB (Hons) and BA (Hons). Nicholas advises clients on a wide range of issues including contractual and commercial disputes, tort law, intellectual property and administrative law. He has been a co-author of McGechan on Procedure since 2008.
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