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.
- Title: PUB00231 – Income Tax– When is professional income derived? 21 September 2016 22 Sep 2016 (449.3 KB)
- AML/CFT Phase Two consultation, 16 September 2016 19 Sep 2016 (675.9 KB)
- Food Safety Law Reform Bill, 15 September 2016 16 Sep 2016 (515.3 KB)
- Family Violence Risk Assessment and Management draft framework, 15 September 2016 16 Sep 2016 (550.1 KB)
- Taxation (Business Tax, Exchange of Information, and Remedial Matters) Bill, SOP 190, 15 September 2016 15 Sep 2016 (458.1 KB)
- Taxation (Business Tax, Exchange of Information, and Remedial Matters) Bill, 14 September 2016 15 Sep 2016 (643.2 KB)
- INZ Best Practice for Immigration Advisers IAC 16-02, 29 August 2016 01 Sep 2016 (578.3 KB)
- Fire and Emergency New Zealand Bill, 18 August 2016 18 Aug 2016 (398.9 KB)
- Maritime Crimes Amendment Bill, 18 August 2016 18 Aug 2016 (300.4 KB)
- Ministry of Justice operations & service delivery: proposed restructure, 5 August 2016 18 Aug 2016 (468.4 KB)
Last updated on the 3rd June 2015