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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 >>

Rewrite of child protection legislation recommended

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 1:16 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society says proposed legislation introducing a child-centred care and protection system needs a complete rewrite if it is to achieve the objective of protecting vulnerable children and young people. More >>

Further changes recommended to modernised border legislation

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 2:03 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society has urged Parliament to consider its recommended changes to New Zealand’s border legislation to ensure the law remains fit for purpose in future. More >>

Lawyers can redress gender leadership balance

Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 11:15 am | New Zealand Law Society

Women will outnumber men in the legal profession later this year but there is still a noticeable imbalance in women in leadership roles, New Zealand Law Society President Kathryn Beck says. More >>

Warren Richard McFie struck off roll

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 2:51 pm | New Zealand Law Society

Former Auckland lawyer Warren Richard McFie has been struck off the roll of barristers and solicitors by the New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal. More >>

Law Society recommends changes to legislation rules

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 12:30 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society recommends that Parliament consider changes to its procedures and rules to ensure better public engagement and to enhance the quality of proposed legislation. More >>

Could you be breaking the ‘laws of love’ on Valentine’s Day?

Monday, 13 February 2017, 4:42 pm | New Zealand Law Society

Could you be breaking the ‘laws of love’ on Valentine’s Day in the office? More >>

Day of Endangered Lawyer on 24 January

Monday, 23 January 2017, 4:09 pm | New Zealand Law Society

New Zealand Law Society President Kathryn Beck has praised the courage of lawyers around the world who risk harassment, imprisonment or even death to stand up for the rights of their clients. More >>

Sir Bruce Slane a great communicator

Sunday, 8 January 2017, 7:35 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The death of Sir Bruce Slane means the legal profession has lost a great communicator and campaigner for individual rights, New Zealand Law Society President Kathryn Beck says. More >>

Christopher Twigley struck off

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 11:10 am | New Zealand Law Society

Former Gisborne and Tauranga lawyer Christopher Twigley has been struck off by the New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyances Disciplinary Tribunal. More >>

Fiji needs to crackdown on police brutality

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 3:38 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society is backing Amnesty International’s call for Fiji to crackdown on torture and brutality meted out by its police force and military. More >>

Keep limits on emergency legislation, Law Society says

Monday, 5 December 2016, 5:00 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society says legislative changes in the wake of the recent 7.8 magnitude Kaikōura earthquake should be limited to what is strictly needed to aid recovery. More >>

 

 

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