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Ministries to operate separate legal teams from 1 July

26 June 2018

Oranga Tamariki and the Ministry of Social Development will operate with separate legal teams from 1 July 2018.

Since the commencement of Oranga Tamariki on 1 April 2017, it has operated an interim shared legal service with the Ministry of Social Development (MSD).

As well as the move to separate legal teams from 1 July, the regional litigation function for care and protection and youth justice will transfer from MSD to Oranga Tamariki. Contact details from 1 July for all matters related to care and protection and youth justice on behalf of Oranga Tamariki are legalteam@ot.govt.nz.

The benefit fraud prosecution function will remain with MSD. Contact details for all matters related to MSD fraud prosections are via legal_prosecutions_northern@msd.govt.nz and legal_prosecutions_southern@msd.govt.nz.

Last updated on the 16th September 2019