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Thursday, 15 April 2021, 12:15 pm | Law Commission

  Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission is proposing changes to succession law, which addresses who inherits a person’s property when they die. In an issues paper and a consultation website released today, the Commission has identified some ... More >>

Law Commission Seeking Views On Class Actions And Litigation Funding

Friday, 4 December 2020, 4:01 pm | Law Commission

Should Aotearoa New Zealand have class actions and commercial litigation funding? If so, how should they be regulated? Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission has today released an Issues Paper discussing these issues and is now seeking public ... More >>

Law Commission Recommends New DNA Laws For Criminal Investigations

Tuesday, 24 November 2020, 1:04 pm | Law Commission

Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission today released a report that recommends a new, comprehensive regime to control how DNA is obtained, used and retained for criminal investigations. The report has revealed significant gaps in the operation ... More >>

Law Commission announces terms of reference for Review

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 4:29 pm | Law Commission

The Law Commission is pleased to announce the terms of reference for two of its projects. More >>

The Law Commission is reviewing the law of succession

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 4:27 pm | Law Commission

The Law Commission is reviewing the law of succession. In this review, the Law Commission will consider who should be entitled to inherit a person’s property when they die. More >>

Law Commission recommends new law for dividing property

Tuesday, 23 July 2019, 2:29 pm | Law Commission

The current law for dividing property on separation is out of date and in need of reform, the Law Commission concludes in its report, Review of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 – Te Arotake i te Property (Relationships) Act 1976 , tabled in Parliament ... More >>

Law Commission publishes Final Report on Evidence Act 2006

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 2:16 pm | Law Commission

The Law Commission today publishes its report The Second Review of the Evidence Act 2006 – Te Arotake Tuarua i te Evidence Act 2006 . The report considers a range of issues with the Evidence Act, the legislation governing evidence in criminal and ... More >>

Law Commission seeks input on DNA review

Monday, 28 January 2019, 1:47 pm | Law Commission

What do you think about Police analyzing DNA left at a crime scene to predict the ethnicity or appearance of an offender? More >>

Public to have say on use of DNA in criminal Investigations

Monday, 17 December 2018, 7:37 pm | Law Commission

The Law Commission has released an Issues Paper and is inviting public input on the use of DNA in criminal investigations. More >>

Improving law for dividing property when relationships end

Thursday, 1 November 2018, 1:56 pm | Law Commission

The Law Commission has published its proposals to reform the law about dividing property when relationships end. It is seeking feedback on the proposals before making its final recommendations to the Government in 2019. More >>

Te Aka Kōrero No. 7 - News from the Law Commission

Thursday, 10 May 2018, 3:38 pm | Law Commission

Commissioning changes The Justice Minister asked the Law Commission to advise him on the Government’s plan to treat abortion as a health issue. So RNZ’s show, The House , took an in-depth look at the Commission, what it does, why and how. Listen ... More >>

Should it be easier to video-record evidence

Thursday, 5 April 2018, 4:44 pm | Law Commission

For complainants in sexual and family violence cases, going to court to give evidence can be traumatic. More >>

Law Commission seeks public input on abortion law

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 10:59 am | Law Commission

The Law Commission is inviting public input on how New Zealand’s abortion laws could be made consistent with treating abortion as a health issue. More >>

Public to have say on Evidence Act

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 9:59 am | Law Commission

The Evidence Act is working well but there are several issues that may need fixing, says Law Commission President Sir Douglas White. More >>

Borrin grant will help make better law for separated couples

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 9:11 am | Law Commission

The Law Commission is delighted that the Michael and Suzanne Borrin Foundation has made a grant to research New Zealanders’ attitudes about and experiences of dividing relationship property. More >>

Te Aka Korerō No 6 - News from the Law Commission

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 4:46 pm | Law Commission

Should the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 affect creditors’ rights? The Property (Relationships) Act 1976 gives each partner a right to share equally in the couple’s relationship property. But what should happen if one partner’s creditors also claims ... More >>

Review recommends changes to search and surveillance laws

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 1:29 pm | Law Commission

Police should be able to conduct a wider range of surveillance but should exercise their powers more transparently, according to a new report. More >>

2018 New Year Resolutions for Your Relationships

Friday, 15 December 2017, 12:19 pm | Law Commission

No one resolves that the end of your relationship will be tidy and simple. That is probably because you do not resolve at New Year that your relationships will end. However, sometimes it is best to plan for the worst and hope for the best. More >>

Public consultation on the Property (Relationships) Act 1976

Friday, 1 December 2017, 3:03 pm | Law Commission

We are almost half way through our public consultation period on the Property (Relationships) Act. We have met many interesting and interested people who have helpfully shared their views. This consultation is an invaluable source of information for us and ... More >>

Complex DNA law needs rewrite

Monday, 20 November 2017, 1:36 pm | Law Commission

The law that covers police obtaining and using DNA in criminal investigations is too complicated says Law Commissioner Donna Buckingham. More >>