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.
- Taxation (Business Tax, Exchange of Information, and Remedial Matters) Bill: Supplementary Order Paper 190, 4 October 2016 08 Dec 2016 (326.2 KB)
- Hurunui/Kaikōura Earthquakes Recovery Bill, 5 December 2016 05 Dec 2016 (494.5 KB)
- Regulatory Systems (Building and Housing) Amendment Bill, 2 December 2016 05 Dec 2016 (322.1 KB)
- Takeovers Code amendments, 1 December 2016 02 Dec 2016 (445.9 KB)
- Outer Space and High-altitude Activities Bill, 1 December 2016 02 Dec 2016 (502.1 KB)
- Standing Orders Review, 25 November 2016 29 Nov 2016 (461.5 KB)
- CCCFA (s99(1A)) amendment, 28 November 2016 29 Nov 2016 (434.5 KB)
- Electronic Interactions Reform Bill, 25 November 2016 29 Nov 2016 (562.2 KB)
- Broadcasting (Election Programmes and Election Advertising) Amendment Bill, 18 November 2016 23 Nov 2016 (447.6 KB)
- Addressing Hybrid Mismatch Arrangements, 15 November 2016 15 Nov 2016 (654.1 KB)
Last updated on the 3rd June 2015