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Statement on Kiribati

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa expresses its growing concern for the rule of law in Kiribati, following the Kiribati Government’s detention and attempted deportation of High Court Judge, Mr Justice David Lambourne, in contravention of an interim order made by the Court of Appeal.

New Zealand Law Society operational leadership change

The New Zealand Law Society Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa has received the resignation of Chief Executive Joanna Simon, who will step down from the role at the end of August.

Law Society statement on allegations regarding behaviour concerns

Allegations regarding behaviour concerns at the New Zealand Law Society Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa have surfaced in the media. The concerns do not relate to the behaviour of Law Society staff, the Vice-Presidents, or any former President.

Suspension penalty increased for misconduct

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa acknowledges today’s High Court judgment, following an appeal by the Standards Committee, which increases James Gardner-Hopkins' suspension as a practising lawyer from two years to the maximum period of three years.
New Zealand Law Society Welcomes Independent Review Discussion Document 

New Zealand Law Society Welcomes Independent Review Discussion Document 

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa welcomes the release of the Independent Review Panel’s (the Panel) Discussion Document which outlines the headline issues for the Review, and is strongly urging all parts of the law profession to engage in the upcoming consultation.

Practising fee for 2022/23

The Law Society, like all organisations has had to pivot and absorb the financial impact of Covid-19. In the last two annual reports, the Law Society has outlined to the profession the significant investment that has had to occur in order for modern systems, processes, structure and staff capability to…
Introducing our new Board

Introducing our new Board

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa is delighted to introduce our new Board. New Vice-Presidents Ataga’i Esera, Caroline Silk and David Campbell were elected at the Law Society Council meeting in April. They join returning Vice-President Frazer Barton and new President Jacque Lethbridge who were…
Jacque Lethbridge takes over as President of the New Zealand Law Society

Jacque Lethbridge takes over as President of the New Zealand Law Society

Improving access to justice for ordinary New Zealanders will be a key priority for the incoming President of the New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa.

Long Tail of Covid Impacts Relationships: Family Law Section, NZ Law Society

Covid-19 lockdowns brought both positive and negative to New Zealand relationships and relationship property, according to a recent survey.

Building a ‘Fit-for-the-Future’ New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa tackled major legacy issues and emerged from 2021 stronger and better able to meet the dynamic needs of the legal profession now and in the future.
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