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Lawyer suspended from legal practice

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 12:10 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal has suspended a lawyer from legal practice. Boon Hong has been suspended for a period of 10 months from 25 July 2014 and has also been censured. The tribunal upheld a charge of misconduct ... More >>

Christopher Giddens Struck off

Monday, 21 July 2014, 3:17 pm | New Zealand Law Society

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

Heval Hylan suspended from legal practice

Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 2:37 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal has suspended Heval Hylan of Auckland for a period of nine months. More >>

Brent William Thomson struck off

Tuesday, 15 July 2014, 1:30 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal has ordered that Brent William Thomson of Auckland be struck from the Roll of Barristers and Solicitors. More >>

Lawyers have important role in democracy, says Law Society

Tuesday, 10 June 2014, 9:20 am | New Zealand Law Society

Lawyers’ organisations have a unique and important role in ensuring that a democracy is functional and its citizens enjoy fundamental human rights, New Zealand Law Society President Chris Moore says. More >>

Top in-house lawyers recognised

Monday, 19 May 2014, 12:02 pm | New Zealand Law Society

Top in-house lawyers recognised Five of New Zealand’s in-house lawyers have been judged winners in the annual awards from CLANZ, the New Zealand Law Society section for in-house lawyers. The 27th CLANZ Conference Gala Dinner and Awards were held ... More >>

Robert Whale suspended for twelve months from legal practice

Friday, 2 May 2014, 4:34 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal has suspended Robert Barry Whale from practice as a barrister and solicitor for a period of twelve months commencing from 20 March 2014. More >>

New Zealand Law Society elects new Vice-President

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 3:38 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society’s Council has elected Wellington lawyer Mark Wilton as its Vice-President (Wellington). More >>

Lawyers saddened at passing of Sir Owen Woodhouse

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 10:29 am | New Zealand Law Society

New Zealand has lost one of its greatest jurists with the death of Sir Owen Woodhouse, New Zealand Law Society President Chris Moore said today. More >>

Timothy John Russell Sarah struck off roll

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 4:19 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal has struck Timothy John Russell Sarah off the roll of barristers and solicitors of the High Court of New Zealand. More >>

Exciting new era for New Zealand lawyers

Tuesday, 1 April 2014, 9:39 am | New Zealand Law Society

Today marks the beginning of an exciting new era for New Zealand lawyers as they embark on the first year of Continuing Professional Development (CPD). The first full year of the New Zealand Law Society’s CPD initiative, will run until 31 March ... More >>

Lawyers prepared for new Family Court system

Friday, 28 March 2014, 10:42 am | New Zealand Law Society

New Zealand’s family lawyers are ready to participate in ensuring New Zealand’s Family Court system functions for the benefit of all parties when major reforms come into force on 31 March, the New Zealand Law Society says. More >>

Mohammed Faiyam Khan suspended for three months

Thursday, 20 March 2014, 2:51 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal has suspended Auckland lawyer Mohammed Faiyam Khan from legal practice for a period of three months commencing 25 March 2014. More >>

New court legislation may have unintended consequences

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 11:29 am | New Zealand Law Society

The Judicature Modernisation Bill may unintentionally compromise the public interest in the effective and expeditious disposal of litigation, the New Zealand Law Society says. Law Society spokesperson Liesle Theron told Parliament’s Justice and Electoral ... More >>

Drink-driving infringement regime lacks basic safeguard

Friday, 7 March 2014, 11:53 am | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society agrees with the Attorney-General that a provision in the Land Transport Amendment Bill is inconsistent with the right to be presumed innocent, affirmed under the Bill of Rights Act 1990. The bill creates new infringement offences, ... More >>

Bill targeting child pornography offenders needs fine-tuning

Thursday, 6 March 2014, 11:25 am | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society has told Parliament’s Justice and Electoral select committee that some aspects of the Objectionable Publications and Indecency Legislation Bill need further consideration. Law Society spokesperson Graeme Edgeler says the ... More >>

Child Harm Prevention Orders move welcomed

Wednesday, 5 March 2014, 12:01 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The decision to put Child Harm Prevention Orders on hold has been welcomed by the New Zealand Law Society. More >>

Typical New Zealand lawyer a 38-year-old Aucklander

Thursday, 27 February 2014, 11:56 am | New Zealand Law Society

The typical New Zealand lawyer is aged 38, works in Auckland in a law firm with one to three partners or directors, is a non-smoker and is likely to retire at the age of 68. More >>

Fiji developments encouraging, says Law Society

Wednesday, 26 February 2014, 12:44 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The efforts being made to encourage new voter registration and awareness in Fiji are encouraging signs of a return to democracy, the New Zealand Law Society says. More >>

Immigration powers raise Bill of Rights issues

Thursday, 20 February 2014, 12:56 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The Immigration Amendment Bill (No 2) triggers Bill of Rights issues, the New Zealand Law Society says. One of the bill’s key aims is to address the exploitation of migrant workers, with proposed section 277A used to expand the power of immigration ... More >>

 

 

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