Copyright and Terms and Conditions of Use

Pre Condition to Use

If you choose to use The Law Report Website (“the Website”) and download documents obtained from the Website then Law Leader Ltd (“the Proprietor”) will regard that use as conclusive evidence of your agreement and acceptance that these terms govern yours and the Proprietor’s rights and obligations to each other.


This Website contains general information only and does not purport to be exhaustive of all New Zealand legal information. The Proprietor disclaims, to the extent permitted by law, all warranties, representations or endorsements, express or implied, with regard to all data (including but not limited to, linked documents and Internet sites) supplied by all third parties. This disclaimer includes but is not limited to, all implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. No person should act or refrain from acting on the basis of any information or other content made available at this Website, or at any other Internet site to which this Website links. Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information on this Website, no guarantee is given in respect of the accuracy, completeness or currency of the information presented or any content of any other website referred to or accessed by hypertext link through the Website. Users of the Website should not and are not intended to act in reliance for research purposes upon its contents but should obtain copies of original source material for any intended use. Nothing in these pages constitutes legal advice. You should consult a suitably qualified lawyer on any specific legal problem or matter.

The Proprietor does not represent or warrant to you that:

(A) your use of the services will meet your requirements,

(B) your use of the services will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or free from error; and

(C) that defects in the operation or functionality of any software provided to you as part of the services will be corrected.

(D) the Website or any part of it will be available for access continually, or at all, or at any times and shall not at any time or times be responsible for any break-downs or degradation of speed of access or any other problems in respect of access to or operation of the Website, however caused.


The Law Report website address ( and the content at the associated World Wide Web site (“the Website") is the copyright property of the Proprietor. Except where stated otherwise, the Proprietor owns all rights in copyright to this Website including logos, text, layout, and the source code and reserves all such rights.
The Website may contain information provided by third parties in the nature of short extracts from news items, articles and information for links to third party website where the copyright is owned by those third parties. The Proprietor does not claim copyright for such material. In such cases, the Website will attribute the source of such news items and articles.

You may view, print, and reproduce any pages within this Website for which the Proprietor asserts copyright, for your personal use only, except as otherwise stated in these terms and conditions. No other use or exploitation of this Website is permissible.

There is no copyright in decisions and judgments of any New Zealand court or tribunal or in any Bill, Act, regulations or reports of select committees (s.27 Copyright Act 1994).

Any content for which the Proprietor owns the copyright may not be reproduced by or to any person who is not a licensed subscriber (that is, a person or organisation that has access to additional material and pages on the Website by virtue of a paid subscription) with the exception of short excerpts from such material, without the permission of the Proprietor in writing.

The images contained within this Website, with the exception of those originally produced by the proprietor, are believed to be in the public domain, or a copyright owner is not clearly identifiable. In the event an individual or organisation possesses the copyright and can provide proof of such a claim, they are requested to contact the proprietor, or the webmaster of this website. It is the proprietor’s policy to immediately remove, upon appropriate notification and identification, any specific image displayed on its website that is allegedly owned or copyrighted by other parties. If copyright ownership is subsequently verified, then the identified material will be remain removed from the website unless permission is given for its use.

Use of the Services by you

In order to access email newsletter services and licensed subscriber services, you may be required to provide information about yourself (such as identification or contact details) as part of the registration process for the service, or as part of your continued use of the services. You agree that any registration information you give to the Proprietor will always be accurate, correct and up-to-date.

On occasion, licensed subscribers will be able to access material which is subject to suppression orders and/or other publication restrictions. Such users agree to abide by the publication restrictions as identified by the Website and by the decisions which are the subject of any such restrictions.

Unless you have been specifically permitted to do so in a separate agreement in writing with the Proprietor, you agree that you will not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, distribute, trade or resell the services for any purpose other than specifically permitted by the terms and conditions of use for the Website.

Unless the Proprietor has given you specific written permission to do so, you may not assign (or grant a sub-licence of) your rights to use the Website.

The Proprietor reserves the right to restrict/prevent access to the subscriber only portion of the site on the basis that it is required to restrict access to only users of legal or technical publications, due to publication restrictions placed on some of the decisions available.

The Proprietor may at any time, terminate its legal agreement with you if:

(A) you have breached any provision of these terms and conditions (or have acted in manner which clearly shows that you do not intend to, or are unable to comply with the provisions of the terms); or

(B) the person/firm/organisation with whom the Proprietor offered the services to you has terminated their/its relationship with the Proprietor.

(C) the provision of the services to you by the Proprietor is, in the Proprietor’s opinion, no longer commercially viable. The Proprietor agrees to refund any subscriptions which have been prepaid but for which the services have not been provided, if the Proprietor ceases providing the service.

Your passwords and account security

All licensed subscribers agree that they are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of passwords associated with any account used to access paid subscriber portions of the Website and that passwords are not to be provided to anyone or any entity who/which is not a paid subscriber accessing the Website by virtue of the same subscriber account. If you become aware of any unauthorised use of your password/account, you agree to notify the Proprietor immediately. You may be required to change password details.


Subscription prices for access to pay only portions of the Website are payable in advance. Monthly, quarterly and annual invoicing are available to customers. Users can cancel their subscription by giving one month's notice. For further subscriber information, read more.

The Proprietor reserves the right to vary the prices for any of its services subject to giving users at least one month’s notice of any price increases.

If payment is not received by the due date, the Proprietor reserves the right to immediately and without further notice suspend access by the licensed subscriber/s to its paid user only services.


From time to time this Website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience. The proprietor accepts no responsibility or liability in relation to any content or security of any other website(s). Having the links on this Website does not mean that the Proprietor endorses or approves of the website(s) or their contents, and you access them at your own risk. The Proprietor is not liable for any liability arising out of any allegation that the content of any 3rd party site infringes any law or the rights of any person or entity or for any damage to your computer equipment or other property resulting from your use of this Website or links from this Website.


In submitting any written material to the Proprietor, the submitter warrants that the material submitted is either non-proprietary, or the copyright material of the submitter. In the event the material is copyrighted by the submitter then, in submitting the material to the proprietor, the submitter acknowledges that all materials and articles submitted to the proprietor become the property of the proprietor, and may be used in whatsoever form or manner that the proprietor chooses.

Information Collection and Used by the Proprietor

The Proprietor collects users’ e-mail addresses to authenticate users and to send notifications to those users relating to the Website. The Proprietor may also use a user's email address to send updates, a newsletter, news or other information regarding the Website.

The Proprietor also logs IP addresses and aggregates non-personally identifiable user data and browser type from users and visitors to the Website. This data is used to manage the website, track usage and improve the website services. User IP addresses are recorded for security and monitoring purposes. This data is gathered using cookies and other similar technologies to customize the user’s experience and also provide us with information about how visitors use the Website. If you prefer not to enable cookies, you may change your browser settings to disable cookies; however, please note that rejecting cookies while visiting the Website may result in certain parts of the Website not operating correctly or as efficiently as if cookies were allowed.


The Proprietor takes reasonable precautions to ensure that user information is kept private. We restrict access to user information to those individuals who reasonably need access to perform their job functions, such as our third party email service, customer service personnel and technical staff. However, please note that no method of transmitting or storing data is completely secure and we cannot guarantee the security of user information.

If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, you must immediately notify us of the problem by contacting us. In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your user information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development and, if so, will endeavour to do so as promptly as practicable under the circumstances.

Email Choice/Opt-out

Users who opt in to receive email alerts during their use of the Website may choose to no longer receive e-mail updates and newsletters by selecting the “Unsubscribe” option in the email they receive from the Proprietor.


New Zealand law governs these Website Terms of Use and your use of this Website.

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