Toni Collins

Senior LecturerDr Toni Collins

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Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

Toni's research interests include land law and disaster law. She has recently completed her PhD which looked at the effect the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 had on commercial landlords and tenants. Her current research project is to look at this issue in relation to those affected by the 2016 earthquake in Kaikoura and Wellington.

Toni teaches land law at the School of Law.

Recent Publications

  • Collins TL. (2016) The Doctrine of Frustration, Commercial Leases and the Canterbury Earthquakes. Christchurch. University of Canterbury.
  • Collins T., Filippova O. and Elwood K. (2023) Challenges in post earthquake recovery of damaged and neglected buildings in Christchurch CBD. Bulletin- New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering 56(1) 4: 38-54.
  • Collins T. (2022) Authentic Assessment - The Right Choice for Students Studying Law? Legal Education Review 32(1) 1: 1-18.
  • Collins T. and Dabee N. (2022) Caught in the (Building) Act? How the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 exposes the limits of seismic resilience for existing buildings in Aotearoa, New Zealand. New Zealand Universities Law Review 30 3: 47-72.
  • Collins T. and Hopkins W. (2022) Post-Disaster Dispute Resolution: A New Zealand Case Study. International Handbook of Disaster Research