New Zealand Law Society - Law reform submissions

Law reform submissions

One of the Law Society's most valued roles is to provide an informed and reasoned voice for lawyers and for the public on bills referred to select committee and discussion papers from government agencies and other bodies. Read below for our current and recent work.

Current work

Our Law Reform Committees are currently considering the following consultations:

Employment Relations (Extended Time for Personal Grievance for Sexual Harassment) Amendment Bill at select committee

A Member’s Bill which seeks to extend the time available to raise a personal grievance that involves allegations of sexual harassment has been referred to the Education and Workforce select committee. The Law Society’s Employment Law Committee will consider making a submission. To contribute comments, email Nilu Ariyaratne.

Improving Arrangements for Surrogacy Bill at select committee

A Member’s Bill which seeks to simplify surrogacy arrangements, ensure completeness of birth certificate information, and provide a mechanism for enforcing surrogacy arrangements has been referred to the Health select committee. The Law Society’s Family Law Section will consider making a submission. To contribute comments, email Aimee Bryant.

Forests (Legal Harvest Assurance) Amendment Bill introduced

A Government Bill which seeks to establish a new regulatory system for providing legal harvest assurance for the forestry and wood-processing sector has been introduced. The Law Society’s law reform committees will consider making a submission. To contribute comments, email Nilu Ariyaratne.

Recent Submissions and Correspondence

Some of the Law Society’s recent submissions and correspondence on law reform issues are set out below. A full list of submissions and correspondence can be found under the archive section on this page.

Submissions Archive

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