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Govt response to ACC dispute resolution report encouraging

Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 4:32 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society has welcomed Acting ACC Minister Nathan Guy’s announcement that the Government will address all recommendations in Miriam Dean QC’s independent report on the ACC dispute resolution processes. More >>

Sentence criticism ill-informed

Thursday, 15 September 2016, 10:39 am | New Zealand Law Society

Criticism of the sentence given to Nikolas Delegat in the Dunedin District Court is ill-informed and unfair to the Judge who followed and applied the law and guidelines relating to sentencing, the New Zealand Law Society says. More >>

Maritime terrorism legislation should allow for protest

Thursday, 8 September 2016, 12:39 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society says legislation to address maritime terrorism risks should ensure that peaceful protest is not inadvertently classified as terrorism. More >>

Disciplinary charges stayed against lawyer with dementia

Tuesday, 6 September 2016, 2:27 pm | New Zealand Law Society

An Auckland lawyer who was suspended because he was facing serious allegations of gross overcharging has been found to have been suffering from dementia. More >>

Former Dunedin barrister struck off

Friday, 22 July 2016, 2:14 pm | New Zealand Law Society

A former Dunedin barrister who fled to Australia has been struck off by the New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal over tax evasion offences, totalling more than $180,000. Raelene Marie Kelly did not appear at the criminal trial to face ... More >>

New judicial appointments welcomed

Wednesday, 13 July 2016, 4:06 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The appointment of Dame Ellen France to the Supreme Court means that men and women are equally represented on our highest court, New Zealand Law Society President Kathryn Beck says. More >>

Auckland lawyer struck off for taking $10,000 trust money

Friday, 8 July 2016, 4:45 pm | New Zealand Law Society

An Auckland lawyer who has been practising for nearly 30 years has been struck off the roll after being found guilty of misconduct in relation to how she managed a $10,000 trust. More >>

Research on young lawyer experiences shows oppurtunities

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 1:51 pm | New Zealand Law Society

A ground-breaking report on the experiences of new New Zealand lawyers shows some areas which the profession must consider and then act upon, the New Zealand Law Society says. More >>

Plea arrangements in Moko case follow prosecution guidelines

Monday, 27 June 2016, 3:51 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The guidelines that instruct Crown Prosecutors who are considering so-called “plea bargains” are robust and well-considered, the New Zealand Law Society says. More >>

Law Society welcomes latest QC appointments

Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 6:59 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society says four new female Queen’s Counsel is encouraging for all women that tirelessly practise law. More >>

NZLS supports Land Transfer Bill

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 2:14 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society welcomes the modernisation of the Land Transfer Act but is concerned about how some of its new provisions will work. More >>

Cellphone incident involving Crown Prosecutor

Thursday, 5 November 2015, 10:26 am | New Zealand Law Society

An incident involving a Crown Prosecutor in the main Nelson courtroom was a very serious breach of courtroom security, the New Zealand Law Society says. More >>

Kathryn Beck New Zealand Law Society President-Elect

Friday, 30 October 2015, 1:25 pm | New Zealand Law Society

Auckland lawyer Kathryn Beck has been elected President of the New Zealand Law Society and will take up the role in April 2016. Ms Beck will take over from the current President, Chris Moore, who completes his three-year term in April 2016. More >>

Law Society has serious reservations

Thursday, 22 October 2015, 5:04 pm | New Zealand Law Society

In response to the Christchurch Earthquakes and the Pike River Coal Mine tragedy, the New Zealand Law Society has serious reservations about the feasibility of an inquiry into Parliament's legislative response to future national emergencies. More >>

Law Society identifies problems with “bright-line test”

Wednesday, 23 September 2015, 1:01 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society is concerned that the proposed two-year “bright-line test” for sales of residential property will unfairly catch ordinary taxpayers who need to sell property within two years of purchase because of changes in their ... More >>

Late addition of national security provisions a concern

Tuesday, 25 August 2015, 3:46 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society has expressed its significant concerns at the last-minute addition to the Health and Safety Reform Bill of provisions for a closed material procedure for court proceedings where national security is involved. More >>

Law Society applauds all-woman Court of Appeal bench

Friday, 7 August 2015, 2:24 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society says it is delighted with the news of the first all-woman bench in the Court of Appeal’s 153-year history. More >>

Chinese human rights set back by lawyer arrests

Monday, 3 August 2015, 2:45 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The recent mass arrests and detention of lawyers and law firm staff in China are a major setback to Chinese human rights, the New Zealand Law Society says. Law Society President Chris Moore says an independent legal profession is one of the cornerstones ... More >>

Time to speak out on Nauru situation, says Law Society

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 11:24 am | New Zealand Law Society

The rule of law is seriously under threat in Nauru and the Nauruan government’s recent actions need to be highlighted, the New Zealand Law Society said today. More >>

Kenneth Yee struck off roll

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 9:24 am | New Zealand Law Society

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

 

 

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