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Professor Bill Atkin
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Bill Atkin has taught a wide range of subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate levels over many years, including torts, family law, and medical law. He has written extensively, especially in the area of family law, and in the last few years published (with Wendy Parker) the second edition of Relationship Property in New Zealand and (with Mark Henaghan) the 4th edition of Family Law Policy in New Zealand. He is an author of Todd's The Law of Torts in New Zealand (6th ed) and with Geoff McLay, Torts in New Zealand Cases and Materials (5th ed). He is General Editor of the International Survey of Family Law (Family Law), published annually. He has been consulted on a number of occasions by the New Zealand Government. Bill chaired the Ministerial Adoption Practices Review Committee, was a member of the Working Group on Matrimonial Property and Family Protection, and a member of the Ministerial Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technologies. He is a member of the Plunket Ethics Committee and Chair of the VUW Pipitea Human Ethics Committee.

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Professor Bill Atkin
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Bill Atkin has taught a wide range of subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate levels over many years, including torts, family law, and medical law. He has written extensively, especially in the area of family law, and in the last few years published (with Wendy Parker) the second edition of Relationship Property in New Zealand and (with Mark Henaghan) the 4th edition of Family Law Policy in New Zealand. He is an author of Todd's The Law of Torts in New Zealand (6th ed) and with Geoff McLay, Torts in New Zealand Cases and Materials (5th ed). He is General Editor of the International Survey of Family Law (Family Law), published annually. He has been consulted on a number of occasions by the New Zealand Government. Bill chaired the Ministerial Adoption Practices Review Committee, was a member of the Working Group on Matrimonial Property and Family Protection, and a member of the Ministerial Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technologies. He is a member of the Plunket Ethics Committee and Chair of the VUW Pipitea Human Ethics Committee.

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