The Conflict of Laws in New Zealand provides a thorough treatment of the principles and rules applying to the cross-border aspects of civil claims and proceedings in New Zealand.

The first comprehensive text on the conflict of laws (private international law) in New Zealand, the book covers adjudicatory jurisdiction, choice of law, the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments, and civil procedure specific to cross-border disputes. It has dedicated chapters explaining the rules applicable to obligations (including contract and tort), property and trusts, succession, family law, and corporations and insolvency.

Co-authored by a practitioner and an academic, Jack Wass and Maria Hook, the book is an indispensable resource for practitioners, academics, the judiciary and students, addressing both the theoretical basis of the subject and the practical application of its rules and principles.


• First comprehensive textbook on the subject in New Zealand
• Covers both key principles and detailed rules
• Valuable resource for students, practitioners, judges and academics