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.
- AML/CFT Phase 2, ED Bill-supplementary, 17 February 2017 20 Feb 2017 (331.1 KB)
- Customs and Excise Bill, 13 February 2017 14 Feb 2017 (788.8 KB)
- Maritime Transport Amendment Bill, 2 February 2017 03 Feb 2017 (538.7 KB)
- MOJ/Crown Law proposed AISA, 27 January 2017 02 Feb 2017 (462.9 KB)
- AML/CFT Phase 2, ED Bill, 27 January 2017 01 Feb 2017 (599.5 KB)
- Private International Law (Choice of Law in Tort) Bill, 1 February 2017 01 Feb 2017 (424.9 KB)
- Retrospective adjustments to salaries paid to shareholder-employees, January 27 2017 01 Feb 2017 (465.1 KB)
- Automatic Exchange of Information — Excluded Entities and Excluded Accounts Lists, 1 February 2017 01 Feb 2017 (474.6 KB)
- Regulatory Systems (Building and Housing) Amendment Bill, revised submission, 27 January 2017 31 Jan 2017 (505.7 KB)
- Youth Advocates Appointment and Review Procedures, 16 December 2016 26 Jan 2017 (531.2 KB)
Last updated on the 3rd June 2015