Law reform submissions
One of the Law Society's most valued roles is to provide an informed, reasoned and representative voice for lawyers and for the public on Bills as they are introduced to Parliament and considered by select committees.
This justification for this role is set out under Section 65 of the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006:
(e) to assist and promote, for the purpose of upholding the rule of law and facilitating the administration of justice in New Zealand, the reform of the law.
Law Society committees often uncover aspects of the law needing reform. These are brought to the Government's attention and pursued until reform is achieved. The NZLS does not approach this role on the basis of personal views on the desirability of a particular measure, nor does it try to make political or value judgements. The object is to help provide better, more workable, more even-handed legislation.
It also provides comments on Law Commission and government agency discussion papers.
- Electronic Monitoring of Offenders Legislation Bill, 30 July 2015 05 Aug 2015 (479.0 KB)
- National emergencies legislative framework, Regulations Review Committee inquiry, 31 July 2015 31 Jul 2015 (422.1 KB)
- Financial Advisors Act Review, 31 July 2015 31 Jul 2015 (685.7 KB)
- Land Access for Telecommunications, 24 July 2015 30 Jul 2015 (412.2 KB)
- Scenarios on Tax Avoidance PUB00236, 29 July 2015 30 Jul 2015 (390.2 KB)
- Bright-line test for sales of residential property, an officials’ issues paper, 27 July 2015 28 Jul 2015 (468.3 KB)
- Subordinate Legislation Confirmation Bill, 21 July 2015 22 Jul 2015 (249.2 KB)
- Without Notice Applications, 20 July 2015 20 Jul 2015 (370.3 KB)
- Building Act emergency management proposals, 15 July 2015 15 Jul 2015 (595.7 KB)
- Taxation (Land Information and Offshore Persons Information) Bill, 9 July 2015 15 Jul 2015 (395.0 KB)
Last updated on the 3rd June 2015