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.
- Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping) Amendment Bill, 1 April 2020 01 Apr 2020 (233.2 KB)
- Greater Christchurch Regeneration Amendment Bill, 26 March 2020 30 Mar 2020 (218.3 KB)
- Fair Trading Amendment Bill, 30 March 2020 30 Mar 2020 (272.7 KB)
- Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill, 25 March 2020 26 Mar 2020 (233.3 KB)
- AML/CFT, barristers–class exemption draft Notice, 20 March 2020 25 Mar 2020 (428.6 KB)
- National Policy Statement - Indigenous Biodiversity, 13 March 2020 13 Mar 2020 (331.8 KB)
- Telecommunications Information Privacy code consultation, 28 February 2020 02 Mar 2020 (200.9 KB)
- Unclaimed Money Act 1971 review, 28 February 2020 02 Mar 2020 (202.7 KB)
- 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)
Last updated on the 3rd June 2015