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.
- ED0162 - Requests to amend assessments 17 Apr 2014 (436.9 KB)
- Environmental Reporting Bill, 16 April 2014 16 Apr 2014 (404.2 KB)
- Kaikoura (Te Tai-o-Marokura) Marine Management Bill, 15 April 2014 16 Apr 2014 (423.6 KB)
- NZ Business Number, privacy issues-11 April 2014 11 Apr 2014 (383.2 KB)
- Patents (Patent Co-operation Treaty) Regulations, 8 April 2014 08 Apr 2014 (359.7 KB)
- Disallowable instruments that are not legislative instruments (DINLIs) – submission to Regulations Review Committee inquiry into oversight, 4 April 2014 08 Apr 2014 (466.5 KB)
- Import and Export of Gametes and Embryos: Proposed Advice to the Minister of Health, 19 March 2014 19 Mar 2014 (342.0 KB)
- Psychoactive Substances Regulations: a consultation document, 17 March 2014 18 Mar 2014 (440.7 KB)
- United Nations: ICCPR – NZ 6th periodic report – list of issues prior to reporting, 5 March 2014 10 Mar 2014 (505.1 KB)
- Family Legal Aid Fixed Fees, 3 March 2014 04 Mar 2014 (705.4 KB)
Last updated on the 15th July 2013