New Zealand Law Society - Law Reform Committee

Law Reform Committee

The Law Reform Committee assists when needed in drafting the Law Society’s submissions on bills and discussion papers, based on contributions from the specialist law committees and the Family Law and Property Law Sections. Committee members also assist with peer review of submissions, and may contribute to the work of the specialist law reform committees where interested.

Our people

The LRC convenor is Nick Whittington. Nick is a barrister at Hawkestone Chambers in Wellington, practising in the areas of public, local government, regulatory, resource management, and commercial law. He was admitted in 2006, and prior to joining the independent bar in 2020 was a partner at Meredith Connell.

LRC members have a passion and talent for law reform:

  • Jonathan Orpin-Dowell (Deputy Convenor)
  • David Cochrane
  • Matthew Harris
  • Rob Kirkness
  • Jack Wass
  • Gary Hughes
  • Megan Ball
  • Sebastian Bisley
  • Rachael Jones

For queries relating to this committee, please email Aimee Bryant, Manager Law Reform and Advocacy:

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