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About Rick Bigwood

Bachelor of Laws [Honours] - University of Auckland
Doctor of Philosophy - Australian National University

Rick's principal teaching and research interests lie in the area of contract law. He was formerly a Senior Solicitor with the Federal Attorney-General's Department in Canberra (Office of Commercial Law). Before joining Bond he was on the Auckland Law Faculty for 16 years, where he was also the Director of the Research Centre for Business Law.
He has published widely in leading international journals on subjects within contract, equity and property law, and he has been a keynote speaker at international conferences on contract law. His publications include the following books: Legal Method in New Zealand (Butterworths, 2001); Exploitative Contracts (Oxford University Press, 2003) (awarded the JF Northey Memorial Book Award for 2003); The Statute: Making and Meaning (LexisNexis, 2004); Public Interest Litigation: The New Zealand Experience in International Perspective (LexisNexis, 2006); The Permanent New Zealand Court of Appeal: Essays on the First 50 Years (Hart Publishing, 2009); Contract as Assumption: Essays on a Theme (by Brian Coote) (Hart Publishing, 2010); and The Law of Remedies: New Directions in the Common Law (Irwin Law, 2010) (with Jeff Berryman).
He was formerly the General Editor of the New Zealand Universities Law Review, and was Editor of the New Zealand Law Review 2002-2008.

Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests

Contract law - property, equity and restitution

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Honors and Awards

  • 2005 University of Auckland Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2006 National Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award

Contact Information

Faculty of Law
Bond University QLD 4229
Phone: +61 7 559 51291


Articles (11)

Books (1)

Book Chapters (2)