New Zealand Law Society - Civil Litigation & Tribunals Committee

Civil Litigation & Tribunals Committee

The Civil Litigation and Tribunals Committee considers and makes recommendations on issues relating to the administration of civil justice, to the Ministry of Justice, the courts and the Rules Committee (a statutory body which has responsibility for procedural rules in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court and District Courts).

About us

The Civil Litigation and Tribunals Committee (CLTC) was established in 1989 to respond to issues relating to civil practice and procedure. Then, as now, the CLTC worked closely with the Rules Committee, assessing proposed amendments to court rules and suggesting improvements to court procedure and case management.

Since its inception the CLTC has worked to improve the administration of civil justice in New Zealand.

Our people

Daniel Kalderimis is the convenor of the CLTC. Daniel was formerly a senior litigation partner at Chapman Tripp, and now practices as a barrister at Thorndon Chambers. He is recognised as a leading lawyer in Chambers Asia Pacific 2021 and Chambers Global 2021, and as a leading individual for dispute resolution in Legal 500 Asia Pacific. Daniel is also an NZLS representative on the Rules Committee.

The committee members are:

  • Nikki Pender
  • Kim Francis
  • James Caird
  • Felicity Monteiro
  • Kate Logan
  • Jeremy Upson
  • Juliet Eckford
  • Siobhan Cervin
  • Sebastian Hartley
  • Jae Kim

For queries relating to this committee, please email our Senior Law Reform & Advocacy Advisor, Nilu Ariyaratne:

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