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Rule of law threatened in Nauru

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 3:59 pm | New Zealand Law Society

Legislation recently passed in Nauru shows the country is sliding towards authoritarianism, with the rule of law threatened, the New Zealand Law Society says. More >>

Independent inquiry confirms urgency of culture change

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 1:07 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society says an independent inquiry into alleged sexual assaults and harassment at law firm Russell McVeagh highlights the urgent need for cultural reform across the legal profession. More >>

Standards Committee issues decision: Catriona MacLennan

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 12:47 pm | New Zealand Law Society

Standards Committee issues decision about lawyer who said a Judge was not fit to sit on the bench. More >>

Work continues on preventing harassment and bullying

Thursday, 3 May 2018, 3:01 pm | New Zealand Law Society

Meetings held by the Law Society with organised groups across the legal community have resulted in some excellent collaborative initiatives to work on positively changing the culture of the profession, says Law Society President Kathryn Beck. More >>

‘Waka jumping’ bill raises constitutional concerns

Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 8:40 am | New Zealand Law Society

A bill imposing significant limits on MPs’ constitutional rights may have a chilling effect on MPs’ freedom of speech inside and outside Parliament, the New Zealand Law Society says. More >>

Law Society announces regulatory working group membership

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 3:11 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society has announced the members of the working group which will consider if improvements can be made to enable better reporting of harassment in the legal profession to the Law Society. More >>

Wellington lawyer struck off roll for disgraceful conduct

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 4:25 pm | New Zealand Law Society

A Wellington lawyer has been struck off the roll of barristers and solicitors for disgraceful and dishonourable conduct. More >>

Operation of lawyers standards committees clarified

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 2:33 pm | New Zealand Law Society

Each of New Zealand’s 24 lawyers standards committees is required to make its own decisions based on the particular facts before it and after considering the views of the parties, the New Zealand Law Society says. More >>

Comments on the judiciary by lawyers

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 2:31 pm | New Zealand Law Society

Lawyers are quite entitled to express views publicly which are critical of judicial decisions made in cases where they have not appeared, but they are expected to be careful not to do so in a way that may undermine public confidence in the judicial ... More >>

Law Society releasing Gender Equality Charter

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 1:30 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society is releasing its Gender Equality Charter to the legal profession today, 12 April. More >>

Law Society phone line for workplace harassment support

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 1:41 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society is launching a new 0800 phone line where people in the legal community are able to discuss sensitive matters such as workplace harassment and the options and support they can access. More >>

Timothy Slack struck off the roll

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 12:08 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal has ordered that Timothy Upton Slack be struck off the roll of barristers and solicitors. More >>

National survey of legal profession workplace environment

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 4:44 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society is to conduct a national survey of New Zealand lawyers to assess workplace environments in the legal profession. More >>

Bullying by judiciary unacceptable

Monday, 26 March 2018, 3:56 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The courtroom is the workplace of lawyers working in criminal law. “They, like everyone, are entitled to a working environment free from bullying, harassment and prejudice,” New Zealand Law Society President Kathryn Beck says. More >>

Law Society supports legislation to clear complaints backlog

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 4:28 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society has welcomed legislation to give the Legal Complaints Review Office new powers that will assist in clearing a backlog of complaints involving lawyers. More >>

Women’s Day completes historic week for women lawyers

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 11:50 am | New Zealand Law Society

International Women’s Day completes an historic week for women who practise law, marking 30 years since the first female Queen’s Counsels were appointed, says Law Society President Kathryn Beck. More >>

Foreign ownership Ban on NZ residential land will add costs

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 4:45 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society says a proposed requirement for lawyer certification in the Overseas Investment Amendment Bill will likely result in an increase in conveyancing costs for home buyers. More >>

Working group to focus on sexual harassment reporting

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 12:11 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society is establishing a working group to consider what improvements can be made to enable better reporting of harassment in the legal profession to the Law Society. More >>

Weapons brokering legislation changes recommended

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 4:40 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society says some changes are needed to the Brokering (Weapons and Related Items) Controls Bill to improve the regulation of weapons brokering, consistent with New Zealand’s international treaty obligations. More >>

Law Society outlines complaints resolution process

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 4:16 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society has a robust process for investigating and resolving complaints about the conduct of lawyers, Law Society Acting Executive Director Mary Ollivier says. More >>

   

 

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