Quake law experts to convene

Last updated 14:06 19/08/2012

Relevant offers

Christchurch Earthquake 2011

Red zone ideas submitted Councils can't force seismic strengthening, court says Christchurch quake memorial plans revealed Limited space for Christmas cheer in caravan Dyers Pass Rd reopens Desperate woman in EQC limbo Resilience plan may risk too much talking Teen's quake piece to have abbey debut 'Jerky' quake rattles Canterbury The art of urban exploration

Experts will explain important legal issues relating to earthquakes at a conference on the University of Canterbury this month. 

Kathryn Dalziel, a partner at Taylor Shaw and UC lecturer, will talk about her experiences helping Christchurch people who have lost jobs because of the earthquakes. 

Professor Elizabeth Toomey, an expert in residency tenancy law would also be present.

Conference organiser Cynthia Hawes said Toomey's work helped people whose homes and apartments have been vulnerable because of the earthquakes.

Another speaker, Jared Ormsby, has advised on a number of high profile earthquake cases. He has looked at the meaning of untenantability in leases and has acted as counsel in leading cases relating to earthquakes and leases.

Matt Maling, a partner at Lane Neave, will talk about resolving construction disputes which will be important considering the unprecedented rebuild about to be undertaken in quake-hit Christchurch.

Professor Jeremy Finn and Professor Toomey would also discuss how the legal profession has responded to the earthquakes. 

The conference will be held on campus at the University of Canterbury on August 29. 

Ad Feedback

- The Press

Comments

Special offers
Opinion poll

Is it worth spending extra to repair heritage buildings?

Yes, Christchurch needs to invest in its heritage buildings

No, we should embrace modern design if it is cheaper and quicker

Only some heritage buildings are worth the money

Vote Result

Related story: Landmark church nearly $1m short

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content