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Bar Association Says Misinformed Criticism Of Judges Dangerous For All

Friday, 7 August 2020, 3:10 pm | NZ Bar Association

The New Zealand Bar Assocation says misinformed criticism of a South Island judge’s sentencing of a sex offender has the potential for disturbing consequences for the justice system and society generally. The Bar Association’s President Kate Davenport ... More >>

Family Lawyers Critical At Early Stages Of Care Disputes

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 4:07 pm | NZ Bar Association

The New Zealand Bar Association welcomes the re-establishment of access to lawyers at the start of disputes about the care of children. From 1 July 2020, parties will be able to get legal advice at the beginning of the process. The Bar Association ... More >>

Bar Association Says Sexual Violence Bill Is Flawed

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 7:16 am | NZ Bar Association

The New Zealand Bar Association remains concerned that some provisions of the Sexual Violence Bill before Parliament pose a risk to the right to a fair trial. As an independent body within the legal profession, the NZBA has a role to ensure it supports the integrity ... More >>

Bar Association Says Sexual Violence Bill Is Flawed

Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 3:14 pm | NZ Bar Association

The New Zealand Bar Association remains concerned that some provisions of the Sexual Violence Bill before Parliament pose a risk to the right to a fair trial. As an independent body within the legal profession, the NZBA has a role to ensure it supports the integrity ... More >>

A Much-needed Win For “Ahui Ki Te Ture, Access To Justice” The 2020 Budget Delivers

Monday, 18 May 2020, 2:37 pm | NZ Bar Association

The New Zealand Bar Association is delighted that, in amongst the unique aspects of this 2020 Budget, there is a much smaller line item that is still a significant milestone for access to justice. The Government has, for the first time, delivered ... More >>

Covid 19 – Stay Away From The Courts If You’re Not Directly Involved In The Proceedings

Friday, 27 March 2020, 11:34 am | NZ Bar Association

New Zealand Bar Association President, Kate Davenport QC, is deeply concerned at reports of large numbers of people attending some of our courts on the first day of the alert level 4 lockdown. “Unless you are required to be in a court, stay ... More >>

Careful Approach Required To Amending Sexual Violence Legislation

Friday, 21 February 2020, 3:04 pm | NZ Bar Association

The New Zealand Bar Association has urged Parliament to balance carefully the need to reform legislation in respect of sexual violence with the need to ensure that only the guilty are convicted. The Association told the Justice Select Committee ... More >>

Revamp of guidelines for meth sentencing welcomed

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 8:56 am | NZ Bar Association

The New Zealand Bar Association welcomes a Court of Appeal decision which gives detailed guidance on sentencing people convicted of offences related to the importation, manufacture and supply of methamphetamine. More >>

NZBA welcomes appointment of new Chief District Court Judge

Friday, 27 September 2019, 8:35 am | NZ Bar Association

The New Zealand Bar Association has welcomed the appointment of the new Chief District Court Judge, Judge Heemi Taumaunu. More >>

NZBA congratulates Chief District Court Judge JanMarie Doog

Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 2:32 pm | NZ Bar Association

The New Zealand Bar Association congratulates Chief District Court Judge JanMarie Doogue on her appointment to the High Court. More >>

Politicians urged to be cautious in criticising judges

Friday, 21 June 2019, 2:28 pm | NZ Bar Association

The New Zealand Bar Association is urging senior politicians to be cautious when it comes to publicly criticising decisions by the country’s judges. More >>

Bar Association welcomes Government ban on assault rifles

Thursday, 21 March 2019, 6:50 pm | NZ Bar Association

The New Zealand Bar Association welcomes the Government’s ban on assault rifles today. NZBA’s council member, Josh McBride, says that immediate changes to the underlying legislation are now required to ensure that all military specification ... More >>

Bar Association President calls for discussion on safety

Monday, 18 March 2019, 4:49 pm | NZ Bar Association

In an open letter to members of the New Zealand Bar Association, President Kate Davenport QC has asked barristers to contribute to the discussion of how the law can work to help prevent mass shootings and other terrorist acts. More >>

Christchurch event for judges and lawyers cancelled

Friday, 15 March 2019, 5:14 pm | NZ Bar Association

The New Zealand Bar Association has cancelled an event it was holding in Christchurch this evening following today’s mass shooting in the city. More >>

NZ Bar Association congratulates Justice Winkelmann

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 11:41 am | NZ Bar Association

The New Zealand Bar Association congratulates the Hon. Justice Helen Winkelmann on her appointment as Chief Justice of New Zealand and as a Judge of the Supreme Court. The appointment takes effect from 13 March 2019. More >>

Rules welcomed to counter unacceptable behaviour by lawyers

Monday, 17 December 2018, 1:20 pm | NZ Bar Association

The New Zealand Bar Association has welcomed the release of a report from a regulatory working group on better reporting, prevention and detection of unacceptable workplace behaviour in the legal profession. More >>

Bar Association concerned about undermining of trial

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 3:05 pm | NZ Bar Association

Leading New Zealand barristers are concerned that the trial of the man accused of the murder of Grace Millane might be compromised by ongoing breaches of court orders suppressing the name and information about the accused. More >>

Bar Association Celebrates Appointments

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 10:35 am | NZ Bar Association

The New Zealand Bar Association congratulates 10 barristers whose appointment as Queen’s Counsel has just been announced by the Attorney-General. "This is an important event not just for those who have achieved this rank, but for the independent bar ... More >>

Time to end "macho" legal culture

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 4:12 pm | NZ Bar Association

The new president of the country’s professional body for barristers, the New Zealand Bar Association, says macho behaviour by both men and women in the legal profession has had its day. More >>

NZBA calls for resolution to court strike

Friday, 16 November 2018, 10:40 am | NZ Bar Association

The country’s professional body for barristers, the New Zealand Bar Association, says the current dispute between the Ministry of Justice and court staff should be resolved as quickly as possible because of safety considerations. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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