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Rohineet Sharma struck off

Monday, 2 March 2015, 2:08 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal has ordered that Rohineet Sharma be struck from the Roll of Barristers and Solicitors. More >>

Davina Murray struck off

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 11:37 am | New Zealand Law Society

Davina Murray struck off The New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal has ordered that Davina Valerie Murray be struck from the Roll of Barristers and Solicitors. This was decided at a penalty hearing today. On December 16 2014, the ... More >>

Law Society wants more women in senior legal roles

Monday, 16 February 2015, 4:27 pm | New Zealand Law Society

News that female solicitors now outnumber male solicitors practising in Ireland is another indicator that the makeup of the legal profession is changing dramatically, New Zealand Law Society President Chris Moore said today. More >>

Winners of Rex Mason Prize announced

Friday, 30 January 2015, 10:03 am | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society has announced the winners of New Zealand’s longest-established legal writing award, the Honourable Rex Mason Prize for Excellence in Legal Writing. More >>

Law Society welcomes changes to Terrorist Fighters Bill

Thursday, 4 December 2014, 11:34 am | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society has welcomed the changes to the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill recommended by the Foreign Affairs and Defence select committee. More >>

Two lawyers struck off

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 9:55 am | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal has ordered that two lawyers be struck from the roll of Barristers and Solicitors. More >>

Anthony Vincent Ram struck off

Friday, 28 November 2014, 3:10 pm | New Zealand Law Society

Anthony Vincent Ram struck off The New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal has ordered that Anthony Vincent Ram be struck from the Roll of Barristers and Solicitors. The Tribunal found the former Auckland lawyer guilty of three charges ... More >>

Law Society urges reduction of terrorist fighter bill powers

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 1:46 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society says powers proposed in the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill should be reduced to ensure they are strictly limited to countering the threats that have arisen. More >>

Minkai Huang struck off

Friday, 14 November 2014, 3:03 pm | New Zealand Law Society

Minkai Huang struck off The New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal has ordered that Minkai Huang be struck from the Roll of Barristers and Solicitors. The former Auckland barrister admitted a charge that he had been convicted of an ... More >>

Law Society urges Parliament to rethink parole reform

Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 10:37 am | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society says it agrees with the Attorney-General that the proposed expansion of the Parole Act’s Extended Supervision Orders (ESO) regime is inconsistent with the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990. In a submission to Parliament’s Law ... More >>

David John Porteous struck off

Friday, 17 October 2014, 3:28 pm | New Zealand Law Society

David John Porteous struck off 17 October 2014 The New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal has ordered that David John Porteous be struck from the Roll of Barristers and Solicitors. The Hastings lawyer pleaded guilty to three charges ... More >>

Law Society: It’s crucial to know the details of your will

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 11:14 am | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society is advising people they should not hesitate to check regularly that their will is up-to-date. More >>

Law Society supports Malaysian Bar Peace and Freedom Walk

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 9:53 am | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society has expressed its support for a planned Walk for Peace and Freedom by Malaysian lawyers protesting against continued use of the Sedition Act 1948 by the Malaysian government. More >>

New Zealand Law Society congratulates new Justice Minister

Monday, 6 October 2014, 5:26 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society has congratulated Amy Adams on her appointment as Minister of Justice. Law Society Executive Director Christine Grice says that as a former law firm partner Ms Adams will have an excellent understanding of the needs of everyone ... More >>

Lawyers, clients warned take care with emailed instructions

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 1:52 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society is warning lawyers and clients of lawyers to be extremely careful with taking and issuing instructions by email. This follows recent instances where a law firm or client’s email system has been hacked and false instructions ... More >>

Gerald McKay struck off

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 3:42 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal has ordered that Gerald George McKay be struck from the Roll of Barristers and Solicitors. The Tribunal found Mr McKay guilty of one charge of professional misconduct by acting for a number ... More >>

Law Society surveys election legal and justice policies

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 4:07 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society has published responses from 12 parties contesting the General Election to five questions on legal and justice policies. More >>

Vinay Deobhakta struck off roll of barristers and solicitors

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 2:09 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal has ordered former Tauranga lawyer Vinay Deobhakta to be struck off the roll of barristers and solicitors. More >>

Charl Benno Hirschfeld censured for conduct

Friday, 15 August 2014, 4:06 pm | New Zealand Law Society

Auckland barrister Charl Benno Hirschfeld has been censured by the New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal More >>

Three lawyers found guilty of misconduct charges

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 3:55 pm | New Zealand Law Society

Three lawyers have been found guilty of misconduct by the New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal in separate hearings. More >>

 

 

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