Loose leaf updating service
Based on the award winning book of the same name, the new text is the only updating service dedicated to New Zealand competition law. Northey Memorial Book Award for the best legal textbook published in 2010.
, a new loose-leaf and on-line updating service, authored by partner, Matt Sumpter.
The convenience of regularly updated commentary with current references to recent cases and consolidated legislation may have been worth the expense of the subscription and the considerable effort of filing the loose-leaf pages. Not only were all new titles published as loose-leafs, but long-time standards were converted to the loose-leaf format.
Publishers convinced us – and possibly even convinced themselves – that, rather than publish a new edition every five years, it was better to convert a title to loose-leaf and update it annually: the currency of the information was worth the cost of subscribing to the supplements and the effort of interfiling them.
I can think of no other country where this moribund publishing format is so preponderant – literally hundreds of loose-leaf titles continue to be published here – and that is still so dependent on it for almost all its basic and standard legal texts.
Susan Munro published her Slaw column “Death to Loose-Leaf?