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.
- Exposure draft Trusts Bill, 16 January 2017 17 Jan 2017 (539.3 KB)
- PUB00220, Date of acquisition of land, revised draft, 15 December 2016 10 Jan 2017 (524.7 KB)
- Gang Intelligence Centre AISA, 20 December 2016 10 Jan 2017 (459.1 KB)
- Regulatory Systems (Workplace Relations) Amendment Bill, 6 December 2016 09 Jan 2017 (422.7 KB)
- Court Information AISA, 23 December 2016 09 Jan 2017 (445.1 KB)
- Treatment of Bloodstock Breeding Partnership - PUB00290, 21 December 2016 09 Jan 2017 (431.7 KB)
- Review of the Search and Surveillance Act 2012 – Issues Paper, 20 December 2016 20 Dec 2016 (662.7 KB)
- QWB00082 – Income Tax Deductibility of Farmhouse Expenses, 20 December 2016 20 Dec 2016 (459.0 KB)
- ACC Appeals Guidelines, 7 December 2016 12 Dec 2016 (293.2 KB)
- Taxation (Business Tax, Exchange of Information, and Remedial Matters) Bill: Supplementary Order Paper 190, 4 October 2016 08 Dec 2016 (326.2 KB)
Last updated on the 3rd June 2015