Geoff McLay

Victoria University of Wellington, Te Herenga Waka - Faculty of Law

Professor of Law

PO Box 600

Wellington 6140

New Zealand

http://www.victoria.ac.nz/law/staff/Academic%20Staff/AssocProfs/McLayG/index.aspx

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Scholarly Papers (17)

1.

New Zealand Courts and COVID-19: Navigating the Tensions Between Necessity, Legality and the Rule of Law

in Anton Ming-Zhi Gao (ed), Judicial Review in the pandemic: the Role of Courts in the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in Asia and the Pacific (2022, Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 27 Dec 2021 Last Revised: 04 Apr 2022
Geoff McLay and Dean R. Knight
Victoria University of Wellington, Te Herenga Waka - Faculty of Law and Victoria University of Wellington, Te Herenga Waka - Faculty of Law
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COVID-19 pandemic, New Zealand, judicial review, litigation, trends, lockdown, vaccination mandates, managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ)

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The New Zealand Supreme Court, the Couch Case and the Future of Governmental Liability

Torts Law Journal, Vol. 17, p. 77, 2009
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 05 May 2009
Geoff McLay
Victoria University of Wellington, Te Herenga Waka - Faculty of Law
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Tort, negligence, duty of care, probation service, exemplary damages

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Accident Compensation: What's the Common Law Got to Do with it?

New Zealand Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 20 May 2008 Last Revised: 07 Nov 2019
Geoff McLay
Victoria University of Wellington, Te Herenga Waka - Faculty of Law
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tort, personal injury, accident compensation

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How to read New Zealand's new Trusts Act 2019

(2020) 13 Journal of Equity 325, Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 63/2022
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 18 Feb 2021 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2022
Geoff McLay
Victoria University of Wellington, Te Herenga Waka - Faculty of Law
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Trusts, Equity, New Zealand, Law reform

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Damages for Breaches of the New Zealand Bill of Rights: Why Aren't They Sufficient Remedy?

New Zealand Law Review, p. 333, 2008, Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 100/2020
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 16 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 06 Dec 2020
Geoff McLay
Victoria University of Wellington, Te Herenga Waka - Faculty of Law
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Constitutional Law, Breach of New Zealand Bill of Rights, Remedies, Compensation

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Sir Owen Woodhouse and The Making of New Zealand Law

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 18 Apr 2024
Geoff McLay
Victoria University of Wellington, Te Herenga Waka - Faculty of Law
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Common law , New Zealand

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What Are We to Do with the Public Law of Torts?

New Zealand Journal of Public and International Law, Vol. 7, 2009, Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 16/2012
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 04 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 08 Apr 2015
Geoff McLay
Victoria University of Wellington, Te Herenga Waka - Faculty of Law
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Government Liability, Torts, Compensation, Human Rights

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Remedies for Breaches of 'Public' Obligations: The Equality Principle Meets the Welfare State and the New Constitutionalism

THE LAW OF REMEDIES: NEW DIRECTIONS IN THE COMMON LAW, Jeff Berryman, Rick Bigwood, eds., Toronto: Irwin Law, 2008
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 21 Jun 2008 Last Revised: 06 Jul 2011
Geoff McLay
Victoria University of Wellington, Te Herenga Waka - Faculty of Law
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tort, government liability, welfare obligations

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The Removal of Justice Edwards and the Struggle between the 'Legal' and the 'Constitutional' in Late Nineteenth-Century New Zealand

(2022) 53 VUWLR
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 21 Oct 2022
Geoff McLay
Victoria University of Wellington, Te Herenga Waka - Faculty of Law
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judicial independence, legal history, New Zealand

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The Problem with Suing Sovereigns: Sloman v. Governor and Government of New Zealand (1876)

Victoria University Wellington Law Review, Vol. 41, p. 404, 2010, Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 5/2011
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 05 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 07 Apr 2015
Geoff McLay
Victoria University of Wellington, Te Herenga Waka - Faculty of Law
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Colonial Legal History, Legal Personality , Crown Liability, Immigration Contracts

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Nervous Shock, Tort and Accident Compensation: Tort Regained?

Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper 61/2022, (1999) 30 VUWLR 197
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 09 Nov 2019 Last Revised: 01 Aug 2022
Geoff McLay
Victoria University of Wellington, Te Herenga Waka - Faculty of Law
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tort, accident compensation

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Law Reform in New Zealand

Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 60/2022
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 28 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 01 Aug 2022
Geoff McLay
Victoria University of Wellington, Te Herenga Waka - Faculty of Law
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Law Reform, New Zealand

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Should New Zealand Shirk its Obligations? A Critical Perspective on Private Law Scholarship

(2016) 47 VUWLR 429, Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 62/2022
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 25 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 01 Aug 2022
Bevan Marten and Geoff McLay
Victoria University of Wellington, Te Herenga Waka - Faculty of Law and Victoria University of Wellington, Te Herenga Waka - Faculty of Law
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Obligations, New Zealand, private law

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Toward a History of New Zealand Legal Education

(1999) 30 VUWLR 333, Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 1
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 22 Jan 2021
Geoff McLay
Victoria University of Wellington, Te Herenga Waka - Faculty of Law
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legal education

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Justice between Defendants: A New Zealand Note on (non) Law Reform

“Justice Between Defendants: A New Zealand Note on (non) Law Reform" in Kit Barker and Ross Grantham (eds) Apportionment in Private Law (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2019) 321–341, Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 64/2022
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 01 Aug 2022
Geoff McLay
Victoria University of Wellington, Te Herenga Waka - Faculty of Law
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"law reform", "contribution between tortfeasors", "equitable contribution", "leaky homes"

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A Capital Custom: Victoria and the New Zealand Legal Tradition

43 VUWLR, 2012
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 18 Nov 2019
Geoff McLay
Victoria University of Wellington, Te Herenga Waka - Faculty of Law
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New Zealand, Public Law, Legal Education, Inaugural Lecture

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Legal Doctrine, the Leaky Homes Crisis and the Limits of Judicial Law Making

Posted: 04 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 08 Apr 2015
Geoff McLay
Victoria University of Wellington, Te Herenga Waka - Faculty of Law

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tort, defective buildings, government liability