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.
- Industry Partnership between INZ and the Immigration Professionals Industry, 22 July 2014 22 Jul 2014 (376.8 KB)
- Strengthening Enforcement of Employment Standards discussion document, 18 July 2014 22 Jul 2014 (451.9 KB)
- GST Treatment of Bodies Corporate, 18 July 2014 18 Jul 2014 (433.4 KB)
- QWB0135: Income Tax: Scenarios on tax avoidance, 4 July 2014 04 Jul 2014 (481.0 KB)
- Court of Appeal’s draft Civil Electronic Protocol, 1 July 2014 01 Jul 2014 (265.6 KB)
- Environment Court Draft Practice Note, 27 June 2014 30 Jun 2014 (405.2 KB)
- IRD consultation on CFC and FIF remedials, 26 June 2014 26 Jun 2014 (250.3 KB)
- Proposed reform of Patents Act 2013 response, 3 June 2014 17 Jun 2014 (107.1 KB)
- Proposed reform of Patents Act 2013 submission, 2 April 2014 17 Jun 2014 (428.7 KB)
- Domestic Violence/Family Courts draft Rules, 5 June 2014 09 Jun 2014 (437.2 KB)
Last updated on the 15th July 2013