Disputes Tribunals: Should the Monetary Limit Have Been Increased?

(1999) 5 New Zealand Business Law Quarterly 13.

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Kate Tokeley

Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law

Date Written: February 1, 1999

Abstract

Disputes Tribunals increase access to justice for small civil claims. The Disputes Tribunals Amendment Act 1998 more than doubles the monetary limits for claims able to be heard in the Tribunals. In this paper, Kate Tokeley argues that this significant increase has a number of negative consequences. She questions the wisdom of such an increase and concludes that alternative options for increasing access to justice should be considered.

Keywords: NewZealand, NZ, New Zealand, tribunals, tribunal, dispute, disputes, justice, civil claim, civil, claims, claim, monetary limit, monetary, limit, disputes tribunals amendment act 1998

JEL Classification: K00, K10, K41, K40, J52

Suggested Citation

Tokeley, Kate, Disputes Tribunals: Should the Monetary Limit Have Been Increased? (February 1, 1999). (1999) 5 New Zealand Business Law Quarterly 13., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2697759

Kate Tokeley (Contact Author)

Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law ( email )

PO Box 600
Wellington, 6140
New Zealand

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