December 2016

University of Otago - Colloquium and Public Panel Discussion on 40 Years of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976: Reflection and Reform

~~~~8-9 DECEMBER 2016 FACULTY OF LAW, OTAGO – both events are being held in Auckland


This colloquium is aimed at critically evaluating the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 and offering suggestions for reform. The Law Foundation is providing funding for editing the colloquium publication and for bringing the following international speakers:

Dr Jens Scherpe

Senior Lecturer, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University

Ms Joanna Miles

Senior Lecturer, Trinity College, University of Cambridge

Professor Patrick Parkinson

University of Sydney

Professor Rosalind Croucher AM

President of the Australian Law Commission

Public Panel Discussion

The ground-breaking Property (Relationships) Act (PRA) is now 40 years old and is in need of some reform. The Act is currently being reviewed by the Law Commission. At this free public event, leading national and international experts will discuss how and which property should be subject to division and the relationships to which a reformed PRA should apply. Members of the New Zealand Law Commission will also be present to join the discussion.

5pm-6:30pm, Fri 9 Dec 2016 AUT Room WG308, Sir Paul Reeves Building (WG) Mayoral Drive, Auckland


Dr Jens Scherpe Cambridge
Ms Joanna Miles Cambridge
Professor Patrick Parkinson Sydney
Ms Helen McQueen New Zealand Law Commission
Associate Professor Margaret Briggs Otago
Professor Mark Henaghan Otago
Associate Professor Jessica Palmer Otago
Professor Nicola Peart Otago

For more info, contact Jessica Palmer or visit www.otago.ac.nz/law.

The Law Foundation has granted up to $16,000 towards bringing three international speakers to the colloquium and the public panel discussion, and $4,000 towards preparation of the colloquium publication