Big Change, Exciting Adventures: Accident Compensation

Reform: A Memoir (Victoria University Press, Wellington, 2013) p 198-226

14 Pages Posted: 11 Aug 2015

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Sir Geoffrey Palmer QC

Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law

Date Written: November 1, 2013

Abstract

This comprises a chapter of the author’s 2013 memoir that was published by the Victoria University Press, Wellington, New Zealand. It concerns New Zealand’s novel accident compensation scheme that replaces tort law as a means of compensating the victims of accidents. It reviews the author’s involvement with the reform from its earliest days up until the present. It traces the difficulties with enacting the scheme, its administration and its financing. It also reviews efforts to take the reform to Australia where it was not enacted. It reflects upon the difficulties of securing general deterrence through the allocation of accident costs.

Keywords: Accident Compensation, Tort, Personal Injury, New Zealand, Law reform,

JEL Classification: K1, K10, K31, K32

Suggested Citation

Palmer QC, Sir Geoffrey, Big Change, Exciting Adventures: Accident Compensation (November 1, 2013). Reform: A Memoir (Victoria University Press, Wellington, 2013) p 198-226. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2639880

Sir Geoffrey Palmer QC (Contact Author)

Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law ( email )

PO Box 600
Wellington, 6140
New Zealand

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