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Law Society’s Gender Equality Charter

Saturday, 17 November 2018, 6:30 pm | New Zealand Law Society

Law Society’s Gender Equality Charter hits 100 signatories The New Zealand Law Society’s Gender Equality Charter has now been adopted by 100 legal workplaces across the country. More >>

Court industrial action now a threat to safety

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 3:23 pm | New Zealand Law Society

A serious incident at the Christchurch District Court this morning was a direct result of the situation created by the unresolved collective bargaining between the Ministry of Justice and court staff who are members of the PSA, the New Zealand Law Society ... More >>

Changes needed to Family Court, says Law Society

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 10:02 am | New Zealand Law Society

Implementing three key changes would have an immediate positive effect on the Family Court, the New Zealand Law Society says. More >>

Brian Robert Ellis struck off roll

Friday, 9 November 2018, 4:03 pm | New Zealand Law Society

Auckland lawyer Brian Robert Ellis has been struck off the roll of barristers and solicitors of the High Court by the New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal. More >>

Measures to improve LCRO processes welcomed

Friday, 9 November 2018, 9:31 am | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society has welcomed the third reading of the Tribunals Powers and Procedures Legislation Bill, which is now awaiting Royal assent. More >>

Legal profession saddened at Sir Thomas Eichelbaum's death

Friday, 2 November 2018, 8:47 am | New Zealand Law Society

The legal profession will be saddened at news of the death of Sir Thomas Eichelbaum, New Zealand Law Society President Kathryn Beck says. More >>

Legal Salary Survey and gender pay differences

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 3:38 pm | New Zealand Law Society

A survey of salaries paid to employed lawyers has found little difference between the salaries of male and female lawyers with the same levels of experience in their first decade of legal practice. More >>

Tiana Epati is New Zealand Law Society President-elect

Wednesday, 24 October 2018, 10:19 am | New Zealand Law Society

Gisborne lawyer Tiana Epati has been elected President of the New Zealand Law Society and will take up the role in April 2019. More >>

Law Society rejects assertion of revenue harvesting

Friday, 12 October 2018, 4:14 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society says it totally rejects reported assertions that it goes easy on lawyers in large law firms in order to continue collecting revenue from practising certificates. More >>

Law Society supports Culture Change Taskforce chair

Friday, 28 September 2018, 2:39 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society fully supports the appointment of Kathryn Beck to lead the Culture Change Taskforce. More >>

Robyn Philippa Joy Fendall struck off Roll

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 1:22 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal has struck Robyn Philippa Joy Fendall off the roll of barristers and solicitors. More >>

Female counsel appearance research a call to action

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 9:53 am | New Zealand Law Society

The release of research showing that female lawyers are greatly under-represented in our highest courts is a call to further action, New Zealand Law Society President Kathryn Beck says. More >>

Law Society seeking independent voice on governing Board

Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 2:14 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society is seeking a non-lawyer to provide an independent perspective at meetings of its governing Board. More >>

Law Society welcomes appointment of Family Law Section Chair

Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 8:49 am | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society welcomes the inclusion of Family Law Section Chair, Kirsty Swadling to the Expert Reference Group. More >>

Legislative changes needed on political participation bill

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 6:36 pm | New Zealand Law Society

Legislation seeking to facilitate disabled people’s participation in elections and standing for political office needs to be changed to make it clear and workable, the New Zealand Law Society says. More >>

Law Society’s actions regarding a breach of privacy

Saturday, 4 August 2018, 5:23 pm | New Zealand Law Society

Response to inaccurate reports of the Law Society’s actions regarding a breach of privacy. More >>

‘Double-bunking’ changes inconsistent with UN Rules

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 12:46 pm | New Zealand Law Society

A proposed law change making prison cell sharing or ‘double bunking’ the norm is inconsistent with New Zealand’s obligations under UN Rules relating to treatment of prisoners, the Law Society says. More >>

Family Court review welcomed

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 11:10 am | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society welcomes the announcement of an independent panel to review the 2014 changes to the Family Court. More >>

Society marks first decade of Lawyers and Conveyancers Act

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 4:28 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The legislation that radically changed the way lawyers and conveyancers do business and conduct themselves is now 10 years old. More >>

Justice Programme Advisory Group welcomed

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 11:36 am | New Zealand Law Society

New Zealand’s lawyers welcome the appointment of the Safe and Effective Justice Programme Advisory Group - Te Uepū Hāpai i te Ora and the opportunities it presents for a thorough examination of the criminal justice system, the New Zealand Law Society ... More >>

 

 

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