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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 >>

The rule of law is alive and well in New Zealand

Thursday, 18 June 2015, 3:16 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The rule of law remains a fundamental driver of our society 800 years after Magna Carta was signed on 19 June 1215, the New Zealand Law Society says. More >>

John Marshall QC calmly led profession through change

Monday, 15 June 2015, 11:08 am | New Zealand Law Society

John Marshall QC calmly and resolutely led New Zealand’s legal profession through significant changes and with his death New Zealand has lost an outstanding lawyer, New Zealand Law Society President Chris Moore said today. More >>

Sir Peter Williams QC, 1934 - 2015

Wednesday, 10 June 2015, 12:53 pm | New Zealand Law Society

New Zealanders have lost a powerful and courageous advocate with the death of Sir Peter Williams QC, New Zealand Law Society President Chris Moore said today. More >>

New name for in-house lawyer organisation

Monday, 8 June 2015, 1:06 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society section representing in-house lawyers has changed its name to In-house Lawyers’ Association of New Zealand (ILANZ). More >>

In-house Lawyer award winners announced

Monday, 25 May 2015, 1:34 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The four winners of the CLANZ annual awards for in-house lawyers have been announced. More >>

Susan Barbara Lewis suspended from practice for six months

Wednesday, 13 May 2015, 6:01 pm | New Zealand Law Society

Christchurch lawyer Susan Barbara Lewis has been suspended from practice as both a barrister and a solicitor for six months with effect from 26 May 2015. More >>

Offender drug and alcohol testing bill

Wednesday, 6 May 2015, 11:37 am | New Zealand Law Society

Offender drug and alcohol testing bill lacks judicial oversight The lack of judicial involvement in drug and alcohol testing legislation is problematic, the New Zealand Law Society says. The Drug and Alcohol Testing of Community-based Offenders and Bailees ... More >>

Anthony Paul Blair suspended

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 3:08 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal has suspended Anthony Paul Blair (also known as Paul Anthony Blair) from legal practice for three years from 12 March 2015. Mr Blair, who is not currently practising law, admitted a disciplinary ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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