Contractual Mistakes Amendment Act 2002

Contractual Mistakes Amendment Act 2002

Public Act2002 No 78
Date of assent18 December 2002

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • (1) This Act is the Contractual Mistakes Amendment Act 2002.

    (2) In this Act, the Contractual Mistakes Act 1977 is called the principal Act.

2 Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

3 Interpretation
  • Section 2(1) of the principal Act is amended by repealing the definition of Court, and substituting the following definition:

    Court means, in relation to any matter, the court, tribunal, or arbitral tribunal by or before which the matter falls to be determined.

4 Purpose of Act
  • Section 4(1) of the principal Act is amended by omitting the words and arbitrators.

5 Act to be a Code
  • Section 5(3) of the principal Act is amended—

    • (a) by omitting the words or an arbitrator ; and

    • (b) by omitting the words or his.

6 Sections 9 and 10 repealed
  • The principal Act is amended by repealing sections 9 and 10.

7 New section 11A inserted
  • The principal Act is amended by inserting, before section 12, the following section:

    11A Act does not apply to contracts governed by foreign law
    • This Act does not apply to any contract, or any part of any contract, that is governed by a law other than New Zealand law.


Legislative history

12 December 2002Divided from Statutes Amendment Bill (No 2) (Bill 198-2), third reading