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Female Majority in Supreme Court Valuable in Gender Equity

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 1:18 pm | NZ Bar Association

13 June 2017 saw the history-making sitting of the Supreme Court of New Zealand as a female-majority bench. The five-judge Court comprised Chief Justice Sian Elias, Justice Susan Glazebrook, and Justice Ellen France, alongside their colleagues Justice ... More >>

Queen’s Counsel Appointees Congratulated

Friday, 2 June 2017, 4:18 pm | NZ Bar Association

The President and Council of the New Zealand Bar Association congratulate the thirteen new Queen's Counsel announced today by the Attorney-General, the Hon Christopher Finlayson QC. The President of the Association, Clive Elliott QC says that the rank ... More >>

Bar Association calls for calm

Friday, 19 May 2017, 4:59 pm | NZ Bar Association

The New Zealand Bar Association deplores any form of violence and abuse against members of our society. More >>

Bar Assn supports statement by Principal Family Court Judge

Friday, 28 April 2017, 11:09 am | NZ Bar Association

The NZBA fully supports the comments made by Principal Family Court Judge Ryan in response to allegations against the Family Court and its judges made by The Backbone Collective. More >>

The Moko Rangitoheriri Case

Monday, 27 June 2016, 2:29 pm | NZ Bar Association

The NZBA has every confidence in the process by which the Solicitor-General considerswhether a murder charge ought to be down-graded to manslaughter. More >>

Surveillance of Mr Upul Jayasuriya

Friday, 22 August 2014, 12:53 pm | NZ Bar Association

The New Zealand Bar Association joins the International Bar Association (IBA) and other Law Societies and Bar Associations worldwide over the reported surveillance of Mr Upul Jayasuriya, President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka. More >>

Bar Association welcomes repeal of Ukraine anti-protest laws

Friday, 31 January 2014, 10:49 am | NZ Bar Association

The New Zealand Bar Association welcomes the Ukraine Parliament’s vote repealing a number of recently enacted harsh anti-protest laws but supports calls by the International Bar Association urging the Ukraine Government to abolish these laws in their entirety, ... More >>

NZ Bar Association response to criticism of judge

Monday, 18 November 2013, 2:19 pm | NZ Bar Association

New Zealand Bar Association President, Stephen Mills QC, has expressed grave concerns about the criticisms made by the Hon. Gerry Brownlee of a recent High Court judgment delivered by Justice Graham Panckhurst, in a proceeding brought by a group known ... More >>

NZBA President on Sensible Sentencing Trust Website Proposal

Thursday, 18 April 2013, 3:30 pm | NZ Bar Association

The New Zealand Bar Association strongly deprecates the proposal by the Sensible Sentencing Trust to launch a web site said to be designed to “out bad judges”. More >>

NZ Bar Association welcomes QC appointments

Thursday, 13 December 2012, 11:52 am | NZ Bar Association

The New Zealand Bar Association welcomes the appointment of Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson and Solicitor-General Michael Heron as Queen’s Counsel. They both reflect the standards of excellence as lawyers and high standing in the profession that the ... More >>

New Zealand Bar Association, Jim Farmer QC

Monday, 26 November 2007, 4:13 pm | NZ Bar Association

The President of the New Zealand Bar Association, Jim Farmer QC, welcomed today's announcement by the Attorney General that Robert Dobson QC has been appointed as a High Court Judge. More >>

Bar Association condemns Pakistani regime

Monday, 19 November 2007, 3:48 pm | NZ Bar Association

The New Zealand Bar Association joins the International Bar Association, the New Zealand Law Society and other Law Societies and Bar Associations worldwide in condemning the apparent collapse of the rule of law in Pakistan. More >>

Letter to Murray McCully re: Terence Arnold

Friday, 5 May 2006, 3:21 pm | NZ Bar Association

I have just read the piece that you have posted on your website expressing strong and critical views about the performance of Terence Arnold during his tenure as Solicitor General and also his fitness to be appointed as a Judge of the Court of Appeal. More >>

Increases In Court Fees Harmful

Tuesday, 16 October 2001, 5:35 pm | NZ Bar Association

The New Zealand Bar Association remains most concerned at the Government’s decision to maintain very significant increases in civil court fees, in some cases by more than 300%. More >>

 

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