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.
- PUB00223: Deductibility of Seismic Assessment Costs, 4 February 2016 05 Feb 2016 (437.5 KB)
- Financial Service Providers (Registration and Dispute Resolution) Act Review, Options Paper Part 3, 29 January 2016 04 Feb 2016 (504.5 KB)
- Child sex offender name change bill, 29 January 2016 03 Feb 2016 (450.9 KB)
- DNC, WHOIS registrant searches, privacy issues, 2 February 2016 03 Feb 2016 (541.7 KB)
- Statutes Amendment Bill, Part 21 (EPAs), 29 January 2016 03 Feb 2016 (495.8 KB)
- Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines Amendment Bill, 29 January 2016 02 Feb 2016 (499.4 KB)
- Working for Families Tax Credits – Principal Caregiver – Meaning of ‘temporary basis', 22 January 2016 22 Jan 2016 (419.0 KB)
- Income Tax Treatment of Lump Sum Settlement Payments, 22 January 2016 22 Jan 2016 (527.5 KB)
- Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill, 21 January 2016 22 Jan 2016 (483.8 KB)
- Canterbury Property Boundaries and Related Matters Bill, 15 January 2016 18 Jan 2016 (398.9 KB)
Last updated on the 3rd June 2015