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.
- ED0164 - GST and the costs of sale associated with mortgagee sales, 27 March 15 30 Mar 2015 (517.2 KB)
- Legal aid reapproval policy, 27 March 2015 27 Mar 2015 (372.5 KB)
- Coroners Amendment Bill, 25 March 2015 26 Mar 2015 (550.6 KB)
- Takeovers Panel, small Code companies, 25 March 2015 26 Mar 2015 (291.4 KB)
- Affidavits, 'solicitor'-rules, 25 March 2015 26 Mar 2015 (422.7 KB)
- PUB0213: Income Tax – Deductibility of Interest Payments – Roberts and Smith, 17 March 2015 18 Mar 2015 (398.2 KB)
- United Nations Convention on Rights of the Child, draft government report-13 March 2015 17 Mar 2015 (519.9 KB)
- Extradition and Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters, IP37, 11 March 2015 12 Mar 2015 (596.9 KB)
- Health and disability research ethics, 26 February 2015 03 Mar 2015 (534.2 KB)
- Productivity Commission, trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Schemes, 27 February 2015 03 Mar 2015 (395.2 KB)
Last updated on the 15th July 2013