The Public and Administrative Law Committee monitors reform proposals in public and administrative law.
The Committee regularly prepares submissions on legislative bills as well as Law Commission and government consultation papers.
The Public and Administrative Law Committee (PALC) was established in 2010. Its principal role is to assist the NZLS Law Reform Committee by providing expert advice and opinion on issues relating to public and administrative law.
Jason McHerron, PALC convenor, is a Wellington barrister, experienced in public law, commercial, regulatory and competition litigation. Practising since 1996, he has appeared in all of New Zealand’s general courts, as well as in specialist tribunals in New Zealand and overseas. Jason is also an NZLS representative on the Rules Committee.
The PALC is made up of public and administrative law experts:
The PALC is a busy committee. In the past 18 months, the committee has contributed to NZLS submissions on various law reforms, including: