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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 >>

Richard Holland Struck Off Roll Of Barristers And Solicitors

Tuesday, 18 February 2014, 11:40 am | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal has ordered that Auckland lawyer Richard Holland be struck from the roll of barristers and solicitors. More >>

Richard Holland struck off roll of barristers and solicitors

Tuesday, 18 February 2014, 11:38 am | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal has ordered that Auckland lawyer Richard Holland be struck from the roll of barristers and solicitors. More >>

Eion Malcolm James Castles struck off

Monday, 17 February 2014, 2:45 pm | New Zealand Law Society

Auckland lawyer Eion Malcolm James Castles has been struck off the roll of barristers and solicitors by the New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal. More >>

Some NZ human rights issues not addressed in UN process

Tuesday, 28 January 2014, 3:31 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society has welcomed the largely positive response by the international community to the Government’s recent human rights report to the United Nations. More >>

Grant Shand censured by Lawyers Disciplinary Tribunal

Friday, 20 December 2013, 10:34 am | New Zealand Law Society

Auckland lawyer Grant Donald Richard Shand has been censured by the New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal. Mr Shand admitted a charge of negligence or incompetence in his professional capacity of such a degree as to tend to bring ... More >>

Ministry consultation failure disappoints lawyers

Friday, 13 December 2013, 11:15 am | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society says it is very disappointed at the Ministry of Justice’s failure to consult key stakeholders before deciding to permanently close the Balclutha and Rangiora courthouses. More >>

Law Society questions need for Public Protection Orders Bill

Thursday, 5 December 2013, 12:36 pm | New Zealand Law Society

Law Society questions need for Public Protection Orders Bill The Law Society questions the need for a bill which would allow very high risk offenders who have served their full prison sentence to be kept in detention indefinitely. In its submission to the ... More >>

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