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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 >>

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 >>

 

 

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