Volume 41, Issue 3

Special Issue: New Zealand Leading Cases

Shaunnagh Dorsett and Geoff McLay


Jim Phillips

Why Legal History Matters

Rt Hon Sir Ivor Richardson

What Makes a "Leading" Case

Hon Susan Glazebrook

What Makes a Leading Case? The Narrow Lens of the Law or a Wider Perspective?

David V Williams

The Pre-History of the English Laws Act 1858: Mcliver v Macky (1856)

Damen Ward

Legislation, Repugnancy and the Disallowance of Colonial Laws: The Legal Structure of Empire and Lloyd's case (1844)

Geoff McLay

The Problem with Suing Sovereigns: Sloman (1876)

Shaunnagh Dorsett

Making Up the Issue: The Judges' Role in Formulating Actions in the Crown Colony Period: Pharazyn v Smith (1844)

Stuart Anderson

Commercial Law on the Beach: Shore Whaling Litigation in Early Colonial New Zealand: Macfarlane v Crummer (1845)

Megan Simpson

The Action for Breach of Promise of Marriage in Early Colonial New Zealand: Fitzgerald v Clifford (1846)

Charlotte MacDonald

Land, Death and Dower in the Settler Empire: the Lost Cause of "The Widow's Third" in Nineteenth-Century New Zealand

Jeremy Finn

John James Meikle and the Problem of the Wrongly Convicted: An Enquiry into the History of Criminal Appeals in New Zealand

Grant Morris

Bench v Bar: Contempt of Court and the New Zealand Legal Profession in Gillon v MacDonald (1878)

Ned Fletcher and Rt Hon Dame Sian Elias

A Collusive Suit to "Confound the Rights of Property Through the Length and Breadth of the Colony"?: Busby v White (1859)

Bruce Kercher

Informal Land Titles: Snowden v Baker (1844)

R P Boast

Contextualising the Decisions of the Native Land Court: The Chatham Islands Investigations of 1870