Tribunals play a critical role in the lives of the public and are an important feature of the legal landscape. They resolve a greater number of disputes than the Court system and address matters ranging from employment, health, and housing to the ability to practise a profession. New Zealand Tribunals: Law and Practice was written to provide the only legal analysis of the jurisdictions, practices, procedure and current issues of the key tribunals in New Zealand.

Prepared by an expert author team, the book aims to provide practical guidance, information and analysis for lawyers and lay people appearing in front of tribunals. The tribunals covered in this book are grouped into three broad categories – personal and real property, professional regulation and rights and entitlements.* The following tribunals and reviewing authorities are examined in detail:

Tenancy Tribunal

Disputes Tribunal

Motor Vehicles Disputes Tribunal

Weathertight Homes

Copyright Tribunal

Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand

Lawyers and Conveyancers



Health Practitioners


Real Estate Agents

Social Security

Legal Aid Tribunal

Immigration and Protection

Human Rights

Mental Health


New Zealand Tribunals: Law and Practice is a valuable resource for lawyers, advocates, the general public, and the tribunals themselves.

General editors Thomas Gibbons, Meenal Duggal