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ACC Vision Still Not Achieved After 50 Years

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 9:27 am | New Zealand Law Society

The vision unveiled fifty years ago today by the Woodhouse Report is something to celebrate, but the accident compensation system which eventuated presents some very real access to justice issues, the New Zealand Law Society says. More >>

Commitment to increase lead roles for women lawyers sought

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 9:50 am | New Zealand Law Society

Lawyers and their clients are being urged to adopt a policy which requires them to commit to increasing the proportion of women lawyers leading court proceedings and other contentious matters. More >>

Auckland barrister struck off

Monday, 4 December 2017, 4:25 pm | New Zealand Law Society

Auckland barrister Anthony David Banbrook has been struck off the roll by the New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal. More >>

Implied criticism of defence lawyers unacceptable

Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 10:26 am | New Zealand Law Society

The right to a lawyer is a fundamental part of our justice system and any criticism of lawyers for defending people charged with heinous crimes is not acceptable, the New Zealand Law Society says. More >>

Women’s Suffrage Day to reflect on gender diversity

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 3:34 pm | New Zealand Law Society

Women’s Suffrage Day an opportunity to reflect on gender diversity in the legal profession More >>

Charter introduced to better advance women in law

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 3:23 pm | New Zealand Law Society

Lawyers are encouraged to comment on a draft Gender Diversity and Inclusion Charter being developed for the legal profession. More >>

Flexibility available to men too in law firms workplace

Friday, 1 September 2017, 4:11 pm | New Zealand Law Society

Father’s Day, a timely reminder to law firms workplace flexibility available to men too More >>

Assessing the character of barristers and solicitors

Friday, 4 August 2017, 5:44 pm | New Zealand Law Society

Assessing the character of candidates wanting to be admitted as barristers and solicitors of the High Court More >>

Planned changes to Legal Complaints Review Officer processes

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 10:00 am | New Zealand Law Society

Proposed changes to the law governing the Legal Complaints Review Officer (LCRO) are essential and it is hoped they can be implemented as quickly as possible, the New Zealand Law Society says. More >>

Lawyer struck off over dishonesty with trust money

Monday, 10 July 2017, 12:15 pm | New Zealand Law Society

A former Dunedin lawyer who only paid the contents of a trust account back after a former client complained to the New Zealand Law Society has been struck off the roll of barristers and solicitors. More >>

New Zealand Law Society Signs MoU with Open Polytechnic

Monday, 26 June 2017, 2:53 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Open Polytechnic over a new qualification for legal executives. More >>

Law Society highlights gaps in legislation

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 2:19 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society supports proposed law changes to improve the legislative response to family violence but says further protections for family violence victims need to be included. More >>

NZ Supreme Court makes history: women majority on full bench

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 1:21 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The Supreme Court sat today with a bench of three women and two men: the first time in New Zealand’s history that the country’s highest court has sat with a majority of women on the full bench. More >>

Lawyers recognised for excellence at In-house Lawyer awards

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 3:50 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The awards recognising leadership and excellence for in-house legal services have been held, and in a rare situation a contestant took out two categories. More >>

Legislation removing employment protections raises concerns

Thursday, 1 June 2017, 1:44 pm | New Zealand Law Society

A bill allowing employees earning over $150,000 /year to contract out of the right to pursue personal grievance claims removes important protections against discrimination and harassment. More >>

Changes needed to proposed workplace legislation

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 11:33 am | New Zealand Law Society

Proposed legislation aiming to enhance legal protections in the workplace for domestic violence victims is unclear and could result in a range of unintended consequences, the New Zealand Law Society says. More >>

Law Society questions Anti-Money Laundering legislation date

Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 1:37 pm | New Zealand Law Society

January 2019 is a far more realistic date than July 2018 for bringing lawyers into the requirements of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism legislation, the New Zealand Law Society says. More >>

NZ Law Society widens focus on lawyer diversity

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 9:57 am | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society says it is now asking all applicants for a practising certificate to state their ethnicity. More >>

Law Society welcomes temporary solution to lawyer shortage

Thursday, 30 March 2017, 10:22 am | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society welcomes any solution, even temporary, that will offer relief to a shortage in family legal aid lawyers in Wairarapa. More >>

120th anniversary of admission of Te Apirana Ngata

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 2:01 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The 120th anniversary of the admission on 26 March 1897 of Te Apirana Turupa Ngata as a barrister and solicitor is something all New Zealanders can celebrate, the New Zealand Law Society and Te Hunga Rōia Māori o Aotearoa (the Māori Law Society) ... More >>

 

 

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