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17 December 2018

Episode one: Extended Warranties

Duration 13:40

In this LawPod episode communications advisor Nick Butcher, legal writer Tracey Cormack and Rainey Collins Lawyers managing partner Alan Knowsley, discuss extended warranties. They’re warranties that are supposedly better than the standard warranty offered when purchasing goods and services. But do you need them? Listen to this podcast to find out more.

Episode two: Why you should make a Will

Duration 18:33

In this LawPod episode, communications advisor Nick Butcher, legal writer Tracey Cormack and GregKellyLaw senior solicitor Kimberly Lawrence, discuss why you should make a will as early as possible. Listen to this podcast to find out more.

Episode three: Tenancy laws and your rights

Duration 25:40

In this LawPod episode, communications advisor Nick Butcher, legal writer Tracey Cormack and Whitireia Community Law Centre solicitor Michael Fitzgerald, discuss tenancy laws and issues related to renting a house to live in. Listen to this podcast to find out more.

Episode four: Choosing a Power of Attorney

Duration 14:00

In this LawPod episode, communications advisor Nick Butcher, legal writer Tracey Cormack and Best Practice Law principal Trish Amor-Davy, discuss choosing a Power of Attorney to deal with your legal affairs when you’re no longer alive or incapacitated. Listen to this podcast to find out more.

Episode five: President Kathryn Beck talks about the report from the Regulatory Working Group

Duration 11:58

This New Zealand Law Society podcast features President Kathryn Beck. In March 2018, the Law Society asked an independent Regulatory Working Group to inquire into the processes for reporting and taking action on harassment and other inappropriate behaviour in legal workplaces.

The group was set up after serious allegations of sexual harassment, assault and bullying in the legal profession came out in February 2018. It’s been working since March and has delivered a final report including its recommendations to the New Zealand Law Society for consideration. This podcast is a discussion about those recommendations with Kathryn Beck.

Episode six: Regulatory Working Group Chair Dame Silvia Cartwright reflects on the report

Duration 16:04

This New Zealand Law Society podcast features Dame Silvia Cartwright. In March 2018, the Law Society asked an independent Regulatory Working Group to inquire into the processes for reporting and taking action on harassment and other inappropriate behaviour in legal workplaces. Dame Silvia is the chair of that group.

The group was set up after serious allegations of sexual harassment, assault and bullying in the legal profession came out in February 2018. It’s been working since March and has delivered a final report including its recommendations to the New Zealand Law Society for consideration. This podcast is a discussion with Regulatory Working Group Chair Dame Silvia Cartwright about their work and about how they came to their conclusions and recommendations.

Last updated on the 17th December 2018