2021 NZILA Lecture with Dr Bridgette Toy-Cronin
Due to the government announcement of Covid Level 3 being in place in Auckland over the period of our scheduled 2021 Lecture on the 17th February we are unfortunately not able to go ahead with this event. All attendees will be refunded shortly. We are in discussion with the presenter to develop a new date and offering, once details are confirmed we will email all those who had originally booked and update the membership via email. If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact the admin team at NZILA
Power and money in civil litigation
Civil justice reform is attempting to rebalance access to justice, acknowledging that players in the system have unequal access to power and money. Reforms include reviewing class actions and litigation funding, increasing judicial control of proceedings, initiatives to assist litigants in person (including increasing the jurisdiction of lawyer-less forums like the Disputes Tribunal), and developing specialist jurisdictions to deal with areas creating large numbers of claims. This session will explore these reforms, ask whether they can achieve their aims, and what it might mean for those practicing in the field of insurance law.
Dr Bridgette Toy-Cronin is a Director and Senior Lecturer at the University of Otago Faculty of Law.