Peter G. Watts

University of Auckland, Law Faculty

Professor

Private Bag 92019

The University of Auckland

Auckland Central, 1142

New Zealand

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Scholarly Papers (11)

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Some Wear and Tear on Armagas v. Mundogas — The Tension between Having and Wanting in the Law of Agency

Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 36, 2015
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 12 Jan 2016
Peter G. Watts
University of Auckland, Law Faculty
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Contract, agency, apparent authority, holding out, course of dealing, vicarious liability for misstatements, being put on inquiry as to lack of authority

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Corporations, companies, shareholder power, overriding directors, management decisions, unanimous assent, Duomatic, constitutional provisions

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Taxonomy in Private Law — Furor in Text and Subtext

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 27 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 01 Dec 2014
Peter G. Watts
University of Auckland, Law Faculty
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Private law, contract, tort, restitution, unjust enrichment, taxonomy, classification

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Shareholder Supremacy in Classical Company Law — With Particular Reference to the Making of Business Decisions by Shareholders on Behalf of Their Company

S Watson (ed), The Changing Landscape of Corporate Law (Centre for Commercial and Corporate Law, University of Canterbury) 2017 Forthcoming
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 13 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2017
Peter G. Watts
University of Auckland, Law Faculty
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Corporations, companies, shareholder primacy, shareholders overriding directors in management matters, informal unanimous assent

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Getting Lost in the Borderland of Theft: R v Gao and R v Hurring

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 09 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 10 Apr 2014
Peter G. Watts
University of Auckland, Law Faculty
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Criminal law, theft, restitution, mistaken payments

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Contracts Made by Agents on Behalf of Principals with Latent Mental Incapacity — The Common Law Position

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 31 Mar 2015
Peter G. Watts
University of Auckland, Law Faculty
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mental incapacity, agency, conferral of authority, capacity to contract

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Recouping Liquidation Costs Through Litigation Against Directors—A Dubious Practice

Company and Securities Law Bulletin 1 (2018)
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 07 Jun 2018
Peter G. Watts
University of Auckland, Law Faculty
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Companies, liquidations, costs claims against directors, breach of directors' duties

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The Tort of Refusing to Contract?

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 02 Oct 2015
Peter G. Watts
University of Auckland, Law Faculty
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Tort, refusal to contract, common callings, Hale CJ, Nagle v Feilden, judicial review of private bodies, discrimination

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Managerial and Worker Liability for Shortcomings in the Building of Leaky Homes -- An Antediluvian Perspective

The Leaky Buildings Crisis — Understanding the Issues (2011, Brookers/Thomson Reuters, Wellington), ch. 9
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 28 Aug 2013
Peter G. Watts
University of Auckland, Law Faculty
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tort, negligent construction of buildings, liability of managers and employees of builder

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Agents' Disbursal of Funds in Breach of Instructions

[2016] LMCLQ 118
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 02 Aug 2017 Last Revised: 05 Jun 2019
Peter G. Watts
University of Auckland, Law Faculty
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Agency, Breach of Trust, Breach of Mandate, Strict Liability, Restoration of Funds

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'Unjust Enrichment’ — The Potion that Induces Well-Meaning Sloppiness of Thought

Current Legal Problems 2016: doi: 10.1093/clp/cuw010
Posted: 19 Nov 2016
Peter G. Watts
University of Auckland, Law Faculty

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Restitution, unjust enrichment, subrogation

Other Papers (2)

Total Downloads: 68
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To Whom Should Directors Owe Legal Duties in Exercising their Discretions? — A Response to Mr Rob Everett

Editorial, May 2019, for Company and Securities Law Bulletin (LexisNexis, Wellington, New Zealand)
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 03 Jun 2019
Peter G. Watts
University of Auckland, Law Faculty
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Corporations, directors' duties, profit maximisation, fiduciary duties, duties to creditors, companies

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Privileged Access for the Victims of Tort to the Liability Insurance of the Tortfeasor — Steigrad in the New Zealand Supreme Court

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 16 Sep 2015
Peter G. Watts
University of Auckland, Law Faculty
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Tort, Liability Insurance, rights of victims to access tortfeasor's insurance policies, BFSL v. Steigrad