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Published by Law Commission in Wellington, N.Z .
Written in English



  • New Zealand.


  • Power of attorney -- New Zealand.,
  • Capacity and disability -- New Zealand.

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Edition Notes

StatementLaw Commission = Te Aka Matua o te Ture.
SeriesPreliminary paper,, 40, Preliminary paper (New Zealand. Law Commission) ;, no. 40.
ContributionsNew Zealand. Law Commission.
LC ClassificationsKUQ951.3 .M57 2000
The Physical Object
Pagination29 p. :
Number of Pages29
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6856069M
ISBN 101877187488
LC Control Number00364656

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