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Recommendations on the Design of Pecuniary Penalties

Friday, 31 October 2014, 10:39 am | Law Commission

The Law Commission has reviewed the use of pecuniary penalties as a regulatory tool. Pecuniary penalties are financial penalties that policymakers are increasingly opting to use in place of criminal sanctions in order to punish and deter misconduct in ... More >>

Joint And Several Liability Retainention Recommended

Tuesday, 24 June 2014, 2:43 pm | Law Commission

In their Report, Liability of Multiple Defendants (NZLC R132), which was tabled in the House of Representatives today, the Law Commission recommends that the existing rule of “joint and several liability” be retained, with some modifications. More >>

Should Jurors Who Search the Internet Should Be Punished?

Monday, 19 May 2014, 2:56 pm | Law Commission

The Law Commission is seeking public feedback as part of its review of contempt of court on whether there should be a new offence to deal with jurors who search the Internet during a trial or communicate jury room deliberations through social media. ... More >>

Law Commission Proposes an End to Judge-Made Contempt Law

Monday, 19 May 2014, 2:54 pm | Law Commission

The Law Commission is seeking feedback on a package of reforms which propose far-reaching changes to the law of contempt in New Zealand. More >>

Law Commission Paper on a New Crown Civil Proceedings Act

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 4:52 pm | Law Commission

The Law Commission has released A New Crown Civil Proceedings Act for New Zealand , its Issues Paper on reforming the Crown Proceedings Act 1950. The Issues Paper proposes a new statute to replace the Crown Proceedings Act 1950. More >>

Revised Restrictions for Suicide Reporting Recommended

Tuesday, 1 April 2014, 10:28 am | Law Commission

The Law Commission is recommending revising the restrictions in the Coroners Act 2006 regarding reporting suicide. The new restrictions would be limited to public comment by any person of the method of the suicide death, the place of the suicide ... More >>

Review of Extradition And Mutual Assistance

Friday, 28 March 2014, 9:46 am | Law Commission

The law relating to New Zealand’s cooperation with other countries for the investigation and prosecution of crime is to be reviewed by the Law Commission. More >>

Law Commission Welcomes Harmful Digital Communications Bill

Tuesday, 5 November 2013, 3:07 pm | Law Commission

The Law Commission welcomes the introduction of the Harmful Digital Communications Bill in Parliament today by the Justice Minister Judith Collins. More >>

Law Commission Assesses Case For Licensing Funeral Sector

Friday, 4 October 2013, 10:19 am | Law Commission

The Law Commission is asking for public feedback on whether there is a case for stronger consumer protections for the bereaved when engaging the services of the funeral sector. More >>

Law Com Asks Whether Family Court Best Forum For Burial Disputes

Friday, 4 October 2013, 10:14 am | Law Commission

The Law Commission is seeking public feedback on how the law should respond to disagreements over the most appropriate way to farewell the dead and deal with their physical remains. More >>

Major Reforms Proposed For NZ’s Burial and Cremation Law

Friday, 4 October 2013, 10:10 am | Law Commission

The Law Commission is seeking the public’s views on a package of reforms which could lead to far-reaching changes in the options available to bereaved New Zealanders. More >>

Law Commission Recommends Makeover For New Zealand Trust Law

Wednesday, 11 September 2013, 2:32 pm | Law Commission

The Law Commission is recommending a new Act clarifying the legal rights and duties of New Zealanders who use trusts to manage their assets. More >>

Modern Statute for Incorporated Societies Recommended

Wednesday, 21 August 2013, 5:11 pm | Law Commission

The Law Commission is recommending that Parliament enact a modern statute for incorporated societies to replace the current statute, which is more than 100 years old. More >>

Law Commission Comments on Juror Contempt

Friday, 12 July 2013, 3:50 pm | Law Commission

The sentencing of an Auckland man for reportedly failing to make himself available for a jury trial highlights a number of issues under consideration by the Law Commission as part of its review of contempt of court, says Commissioner Peter Boshier. More >>

Law Commission Commences Review Of Contempt Of Court

Thursday, 11 April 2013, 9:33 am | Law Commission

The rules governing the conduct of jurors are to be reassessed as part of a wide-ranging review of New Zealand’s contempt law being undertaken by the Law Commission. More >>

Evidence Act Working Well

Thursday, 4 April 2013, 11:03 am | Law Commission

UNDER EMBARGO UNTIL 11.00AM 4 April 2013 1 MEDIA RELEASE 4 April 2013 Hon Sir Grant Hammond KNZM President Law Commission More >>

Converged Standards Body for News Media: Law Commission

Tuesday, 26 March 2013, 11:32 am | Law Commission

EMBARGOED UNTIL 11:30 AM 26 MARCH 2013 26 March 2013 Hon Sir Grant Hammond KNZM President Law Commission More >>

Invitation for Submissions On Joint And Several Liability

Wednesday, 21 November 2012, 11:07 am | Law Commission

MEDIA RELEASE 21 November 2012 Hon Sir Grant Hammond KNZM President Law Commission MEDIA RELEASE 21 November 2012 More >>

Review of the law of trusts

Tuesday, 13 November 2012, 12:02 pm | Law Commission

The Law Commission is seeking feedback on a number of proposed reforms designed to make the law governing trusts clearer and more accessible to the tens of thousands of New Zealanders who use them. More >>

Release of Law Commission Paper on Civil Pecuniary Penalties

Thursday, 8 November 2012, 4:48 pm | Law Commission

The Law Commission is seeking public feedback on the use of financial penalties by enforcement agencies to punish corporates and individuals for breaches of the law. More >>

 

 

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