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Consumer law in New Zealand.

Author: Kate TokeleyBarry Craig AllanTrish O'SullivanJessica Palmer, LL.M.Alma PekmezovicAll authors
Publisher: Wellington : LexisNexis NZ Limited, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd editionView all editions and formats
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This new edition of Consumer Law in New Zealand provides a detailed treatment of consumer law in New Zealand, incorporating all the recent developments in the law. It will assist policy-makers, academics and law students who are interested in an analysis of current consumer law issues. It is also an excellent resource for legal practitioners, Disputes Tribunal Referees, Citizens Advice Bureaus, Community Law Centres  Read more...
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Consumer law in New Zealand
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Tokeley; Barry Craig Allan; Trish O'Sullivan; Jessica Palmer, LL.M.; Alma Pekmezovic; Alexandra Sims; Gordon Walker; Debbie Wilson
ISBN: 9781927227978 1927227976
OCLC Number: 899247761
Notes: "The second edition ... is a collaborative work authored by eight academics"--Page xvii.
Written by Barry Allan, Trish O'Sullivan, Jessica Palmer, Dr. Alma Pekmezovic, Alexandra Sims, Kate Tokeley, Dr. Gordon Walker, Dr. Debra Wilson.
Revision of 2000 edition.
Description: xliv, 543 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Chapter 1. Introduction Kate Tokeley --
1.1. Overview --
1.2. Who is a consumer? --
1.3. A brief history of laws that protect consumers --
1.4. Rationales for consumer law --
1.5. Compensation for consumers who suffer a personal injury --
Chapter 2. Defective goods and services Kate Tokeley --
2.1. Introduction --
2.2. Product safety provisions under the Fair Trading Act 1986 --
2.3. Consumer Guarantees Act 1993: Overview and coverage --
2.4. Consumer Guarantees Act 1993: Guarantees in respect of goods --
2.5. Consumer Guarantees Act 1993: Guarantees in respect of services --
2.6. Consumer Guarantees Act 1993: Remedies --
Chapter 3. Consumer Information Debra Wilson --
3.1. Introduction --
3.2. Fair Trading Act 1986 --
3.3. Consumer Information Standards --
3.4. Contractual Remedies Act 1979 --
3.5. The Advertising Standards Authority and the Advertising Standards Complaints Board --
3.6. Tobacco Advertising --
3.7. Liquor Advertising --
3.8. Medicine and Natural Health --
3.9. Food Labelling --
Chapter 4. Unfair Contract Terms Alexandra Sims --
4.1. Introduction --
4.2. Who has Standing to Challenge a Term and the Types of Contracts and Terms Caught by the UCTL --
4.3. Test for Determining whether a Term is Unfair --
4.4. Consquences of finding a Term to be an Unfair Contract Term --
4.5. The Grey List: Legislative Examples of Unfair Contract Terms --
4.6. Other Factors the Court must take into account --
4.7. Terms that are Fair --
4.8. Conclusion --
Chapter 5. Industry-Specific Regulation Alexandra Sims --
5.1. Introduction --
5.2. Electricity and Gas --
5.3. Telecommunications --
5.4. New or Used Vehicles purchased from Motor Vehicle Traders --
5.5. Financial Services providers and financial Advisers --
5.6. Privacy --
5.7. Accident compensation corporation --
5.8. Health and disabilities Services --
5.9. Retirement Villages --
5.10. Tradespeople --
5.11. Leaky Homes --
5.12. Real Estate Agents --
5.13. Residential Tenancies --
5.14. Schemes for Dealing with Professional Services --
5.15. Conclusion --
Chapter 6. Consumer Credit: Transaction-Specific rules, cooling-off periods and disclosure Barry Allan --
6.1. Introduction --
6.2. The consumer credit contract --
6.3. Consumer Leases --
6.4. Buy-Back Transactions --
6.5. Disclosure and publicity requirements --
Chapter 7. Lender Responsibilities Barry Allan --
7.1. Introduction --
7.2. Responsible Lender Principles --
7.3. Interest controls --
7.4. Credit Fees --
7.5. Debtor Right to Early Repayment --
7.6. Debtor Hardship --
7.7. Default --
7.8. Oppression --
Chapter 8. Consumer Protect and Financial Products Gordon Walker and Alma Pekmezovic --
8.1. Introduction --
8.2. Background --
8.3. Securities Regulation --
8.4. Financial Markets Law --
8.5. Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 --
8.6. Investor Protection --
Insights from the United States --
8.7. Enforcement --
8.8. Conclusion --
Chapter 9. Regulation of Particular Selling Methods Debra Wilson --
9.1. Introduction --
9.2. Uninvited Direct Selling --
9.3. Layby Sales --
9.4. Unsolicited Goods and Services --
9.5. Unfair Trade Practices --
Chapter 10. E-Commerce Trish O'Sullivan --
10.1. Introduction --
10.2. An Overview of the Difficulties Faced by Consumers Who Transact Using the Internet --
10.3. Contract Formation --
10.4. Incorporation of Terms --
10.5. Privacy and Spam Control --
Chapter 11. Access to Justice for Consumers --
11.1. Introduction --
11.2. Barriers to Accessing Justice --
11.3. Ways to Improve Access to Justice for Consumers.

Abstract:

This new edition of Consumer Law in New Zealand provides a detailed treatment of consumer law in New Zealand, incorporating all the recent developments in the law. It will assist policy-makers, academics and law students who are interested in an analysis of current consumer law issues. It is also an excellent resource for legal practitioners, Disputes Tribunal Referees, Citizens Advice Bureaus, Community Law Centres and consumers themselves.

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