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.
Our Law Reform Committees are currently considering the following consultations:
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.
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.
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.
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.