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Legal Aid Funding Boost Welcome Relief For All New Zealanders

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 2:36 pm | New Zealand Law Society

New Zealanders from all walks of life will benefit from increased access to justice thanks to funding for our legal aid system in Budget 2022, the New Zealand Law Society I Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa says. Today’s budget sees an extra $190m over four ... More >>

Independent Review Panel Appointed

Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 5:25 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa has today announced a highly experienced panel to conduct the independent review to examine the regulation and representation of legal services in Aotearoa New Zealand. The Law Society has appointed ... More >>

Significant Suspension Imposed For Misconduct

Monday, 17 January 2022, 7:29 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa has received the independent Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal’s reserved penalty decision imposing a two-year suspension and costs of over $100,000 on James Gardner-Hopkins for findings ... More >>

Thousands Suffer In Justice Squeeze: Legal Aid A Covid Response Crisis

Thursday, 11 November 2021, 8:39 am | New Zealand Law Society

The largest ever survey of lawyers on 'access to justice' in Aotearoa New Zealand shows the legal aid system is on life support. Thousands are struggling to get legal aid, with potential life changing consequences when they don't, and Covid-19 has ... More >>

Jacqueline Lethbridge Will Become The Third Consecutive Female President Of The New Zealand Law Society

Friday, 15 October 2021, 1:26 pm | New Zealand Law Society

Jacqueline Lethbridge has been elected the 32nd President of the New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa at the Law Society’s Council meeting earlier today. Ms Lethbridge will take over from current President Tiana Epati when she finishes ... More >>

Growing Concern Over Personal Attacks On Lawyers In Samoa

Friday, 23 July 2021, 9:33 am | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa is concerned the Samoan judiciary and Samoan lawyers are facing intensified attacks as the political situation in Samoa remains unresolved. "In Samoa, it is the court’s role to independently ... More >>

Tribunal Finds Lawyer Guilty Of Misconduct For Inappropriate Sexual Behaviour

Thursday, 24 June 2021, 3:33 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal has found Mr James Desmond Gardner-Hopkins, a former Russell McVeagh Partner, guilty of misconduct on six charges brought by a National Standards Committee on behalf of the New Zealand ... More >>

Protecting The Integrity And Independence Of Samoa’s Judiciary

Wednesday, 9 June 2021, 12:03 pm | New Zealand Law Society

As Samoa navigates through the political and constitutional challenges following the recent election, the New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa stands in support of the Samoan judiciary and lawyers in drawing attention to the importance ... More >>

Taonga To Be Allowed In Courts

Tuesday, 25 May 2021, 4:30 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui True o Atoearoa is delighted with the announcement that taonga are able to be worn in Court instead of neckties. Earlier today the Chief Justice released interim guidance on the wearing of culturally significant decorative ... More >>

Urgent Improvements Needed To Legislation Affecting Apartment Owners

Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 1:31 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa has told a parliamentary select committee there is widespread consensus that changes are needed to the Unit Titles legislative regime and that the most urgent changes should progress without ... More >>

Clearer Guidance Needed For Abortion Clinic ‘safe Areas’

Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 11:03 am | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa has told a parliamentary select committee that the definition of "prohibited behaviour" in proposed ‘safe areas’ for abortion facilities is inconsistent with the New Zealand Bill ... More >>

Law Society Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

Friday, 23 April 2021, 4:57 pm | New Zealand Law Society

After a thorough recruitment process where candidates were considered from around New Zealand and internationally, Joanna Simon has been appointed the new Chief Executive for the New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa. "Joanna brings ... More >>

Web Filter System For Extremist Content Online Needs Proper Development Process

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 1:37 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa has told a parliamentary select committee it supports a bill giving effect to the Government’s Christchurch Call commitment (a commitment by several governments and technology companies to ... More >>

Consultation Now Open On Draft Terms Of Reference For Independent Review Of The Statutory Framework For Legal Services

Thursday, 8 April 2021, 11:08 am | New Zealand Law Society

Help shape the future of the legal profession by providing feedback on what will be considered in the Independent Review. The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa is seeking feedback on the draft Terms of Reference for the Independent ... More >>

New Zealand Bill Of Rights Act And Declarations Of Inconsistency By The Senior Courts - Changes Welcomed

Thursday, 8 April 2021, 10:58 am | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa has told Parliament’s Privileges committee that it supports the introduction of a formal mechanism for the Government and Parliament to consider and respond to a declaration of inconsistency ... More >>

New Rules Governing Lawyers’ Behaviour From 1 July

Thursday, 1 April 2021, 10:32 am | New Zealand Law Society

New rules governing the behaviour of lawyers, with an emphasis on tackling bullying and harassment, will come into force from 1 July. The amended rules clarify the standards of behaviour expected of lawyers when engaging with clients and colleagues. "Bullying, ... More >>

Research Urgently Needed For Law Changes To Enable Children’s Safe Participation In Family Court Disputes

Thursday, 18 March 2021, 3:07 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa has told Parliament’s Justice select committee it supports the principle of enabling children’s views to be heard in family proceedings, but the lack of an evidence-based model for how ... More >>

Youth Justice Proposed ‘demerit Points’ Scheme Not Supported By Evidence

Wednesday, 10 March 2021, 1:36 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa has told a parliamentary select committee that a bill proposing to introduce a ‘demerit points’ system for youth offenders is not supported by evidence and is unlikely to achieve its objective ... More >>

More Evidence Needed To Justify Proposed Firearms Prohibition Orders Regime

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 3:13 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa appeared before Parliament’s Justice select committee today on the Arms (Firearms Prohibition Orders) Amendment Bill (No 2), a member's bill in the name of Simeon Brown. The bill proposes to allow ... More >>

Victims Of Insane Offenders Better Supported By Alternative Measures

Tuesday, 16 February 2021, 9:19 am | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa appeared before the Justice select committee yesterday on a member’s bill which aims to provide victims of legally insane offenders with the same rights as other victims of crime. The Law ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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