Law reform submissions
One of the Law Society's most valued roles is to provide an informed, reasoned and representative voice for lawyers and for the public on Bills as they are introduced to Parliament and considered by select committees.
This justification for this role is set out under Section 65 of the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006:
(e) to assist and promote, for the purpose of upholding the rule of law and facilitating the administration of justice in New Zealand, the reform of the law.
Law Society committees often uncover aspects of the law needing reform. These are brought to the Government's attention and pursued until reform is achieved. The NZLS does not approach this role on the basis of personal views on the desirability of a particular measure, nor does it try to make political or value judgements. The object is to help provide better, more workable, more even-handed legislation.
It also provides comments on Law Commission and government agency discussion papers.
- Charities and donee organisations, 25 February 2020 26 Feb 2020 (274.7 KB)
- Purchase price allocation, 18 February 2020 19 Feb 2020 (209.0 KB)
- Sexual Violence Legislation Bill, 17 February 2020 18 Feb 2020 (477.0 KB)
- Better Protections for Contractors consultation, 17 February 2020 17 Feb 2020 (418.1 KB)
- Public Service Legislation Bill, 14 February 2020 17 Feb 2020 (329.3 KB)
- Urban Development Bill, 14 February 2020 14 Feb 2020 (312.4 KB)
- Holidays (Bereavement Leave for Miscarriage) Amendment Bill No 2, 11 February 2020 11 Feb 2020 (268.4 KB)
- Protection for First Responders and Prison Officers Bill, 11 February 2020 11 Feb 2020 (249.6 KB)
- Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC 2021) Bill, 10 February 2020 10 Feb 2020 (281.4 KB)
- International Crimes & International Criminal Court Amendment Bill, 5 February 2020 10 Feb 2020 (240.4 KB)
Last updated on the 3rd June 2015