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27 February 2020

Recent rules amendment encourages provision of legal services under a ‘limited retainer’ (6 August 2020)

06 August 2020 A recent amendment to the High Court Rules 2016 helps lawyers to provide legal services under a ‘limited retainer’ to lay litigantsLimited retainers are an important means of bridging the ‘justice gap’ for litigants unable to afford traditional full-service legal representation.A limited retainer (also known as... More about Recent rules amendment encourages provision of legal services under a ‘limited retainer’.

New Family Law Section Chair (3 August 2020)

07 August 2020 LawTalk 942 Napier barrister Caroline Hickman is the new Chair of the Family Law Section, succeeding Auckland family law barrister Kirsty Swadling.While she grew up and studied in Wellington, Ms Hickman has been a family lawyer in Hawke’s Bay since 1993.She became a barrister sole in... More about New Family Law Section Chair.

Case testing the legal basis for New Zealand’s COVID-19 response is heard (30 July 2020)

30 July 2020 Borrowdale v Director-General of Health and Attorney-General (27–29 July 2020)A rare full bench of the High Court sat this week to hear a constitutionally significant case brought by Dr Andrew Borrowdale, which questioned whether certain orders made by the Director-General of Health in response to the... More about Case testing the legal basis for New Zealand’s COVID-19 response is heard.

Last updated on the 27th February 2020