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Standards Committee appeals Tribunal decision

An appeal of the decision by the New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Tribunal not to allow hearsay evidence has been lodged by the Standards Committee that first considered the case.  The Standards Committee has decided to lodge an appeal following the Tribunal’s publication of its reasons for not allowing hearsay evidence…
New rules governing lawyers’ behaviour from 1 July

New rules governing lawyers’ behaviour from 1 July

New rules governing the behaviour of lawyers, with an emphasis on tackling bullying and harassment, will come into force from 1 July.

Decision on admissibility of hearsay evidence

The New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal (administered by the Ministry of Justice) has published its decision not to allow hearsay evidence in the case of a practitioner charged with eight charges of misconduct or (alternatively) unsatisfactory conduct. There is more information about the co-regulatory environment that we operate in on…
Message from our President, Tiana Epati

Message from our President, Tiana Epati

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa President Tiana Epati reflects on a challenging week for Aotearoa.

Information on our co-regulatory system and complaints process

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa is part of a co-regulatory system that considers complaint and disciplinary matters relating to all lawyers.

Applications open for Chief Executive role

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa is looking for a new leader at an exciting time of significant change in the profession and for the professional body.  Our current Chief Executive Helen Morgan-Banda, the first non-lawyer to lead the organisation, has led us through some significant…
Planned Changes to New Zealand Law Society’s Operational Leadership

Planned Changes to New Zealand Law Society’s Operational Leadership

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa Board has announced planned changes to the operational leadership of the Society as it moves into the next phase of its evolution.

Historic Membership to Law Society Council

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa is delighted to welcome Te Hunga Rōia Māori o Aotearoa and the Pacific Lawyers Association as permanent members of our Council. At a meeting in Wellington on Thursday 15 October the Law Society’s Constitution was amended by Council members to…
Law Society response to media criticism of regulatory system

Law Society response to media criticism of regulatory system

This week a number of media stories have been published about the legal profession, criminal convictions, the complaints and disciplinary system, and the practising certificate process that have contained misleading or incorrect information. The Law Society would like to provide clarity on the co-regulatory model in place to consider complaints and…

Law Society seeks public understanding of lawyers roles in terrorism sentencing

The sentencing of the man who carried out the Christchurch terrorism attack in 2019 has begun in the Christchurch High Court today. It is the first time in New Zealand that someone will be sentenced under the Terrorism Suppression Act 2002 and where the Court may consider the appropriateness of…
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