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Fiji needs to crackdown on police brutality

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 3:38 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society is backing Amnesty International’s call for Fiji to crackdown on torture and brutality meted out by its police force and military. More >>

Keep limits on emergency legislation, Law Society says

Monday, 5 December 2016, 5:00 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society says legislative changes in the wake of the recent 7.8 magnitude Kaikōura earthquake should be limited to what is strictly needed to aid recovery. More >>

Rushed changes to electoral legislation fall short

Thursday, 17 November 2016, 1:30 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society is concerned that changes to electoral legislation in preparation for the 2017 general election are being rushed through without reasonable opportunity for public input. More >>

Law Society opposes proposed changes to Privacy Act

Wednesday, 9 November 2016, 12:40 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society says the Privacy Act already enables government agencies to verify individuals’ identities for law enforcement purposes and proposed changes to the Act are not needed. More >>

LawTalk celebrates 900th issue

Friday, 4 November 2016, 11:18 am | New Zealand Law Society

LawTalk , the fortnightly New Zealand Law Society magazine, hits a milestone today by celebrating its 900th issue. More >>

Intelligence and Security Bill safeguards could go further

Thursday, 3 November 2016, 2:34 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society believes legislation to improve the transparency and oversight of New Zealand’s intelligence and security agencies is a positive development, but recommends strengthening some of the proposed safeguards to enhance public confidence. More >>

Law Society provides guidance on sentencing considerations

Thursday, 6 October 2016, 4:16 pm | New Zealand Law Society

New Zealand’s judges have to balance many different factors when sentencing and a number of those factors in a particular case may be competing, New Zealand Law Society criminal law committee convenor Steve Bonnar QC says. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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