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Solicitors’ Fidelity Guarantee Fund being wound up, Lawyers’ Fidelity Fund continues

A fund providing for claims of theft by solicitors prior to 2008 is being wound up by the New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa. The Law Society is giving notice that it has started the procedures to wind up the Solicitors’ Fidelity Guarantee Fund, under s.367…
Courts roundup 21 July - 27 July 2022

Courts roundup 21 July - 27 July 2022

Decisions, proceedings and news from the courts in some common law jurisdictions in the past week.
Courts roundup 14 July - 20 July 2022

Courts roundup 14 July - 20 July 2022

Decisions, proceedings and news from the courts in some common law jurisdictions in the past week.

Law Society welcomes framework to improve access to civil justice

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa recently provided feedback on a draft strategic framework to encourage a unified and coordinated approach to improving access to civil justice in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Bill seeking to extend ACC cover to maternal birth injuries needs further work

Earlier this year, the New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa made a submission on the Accident Compensation (Maternal Birth Injury and Other Matters) Amendment Bill, recommending a number of changes to ensure the Bill meets its objectives.
Courts roundup 30 June - 6 July 2022

Courts roundup 30 June - 6 July 2022

Decisions, proceedings and news from the courts in some common law jurisdictions in the past week.
Courts roundup 7 July - 13 July 2022

Courts roundup 7 July - 13 July 2022

Decisions, proceedings and news from the courts in some common law jurisdictions in the past week.

Family Court Bill Will Help Tackle Delays

The New Zealand Law Society Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa has welcomed a new Bill that will work towards reducing delays in our Family Court system. Delays in Family Court cases are one of the biggest issues for families and children who experience prolonged distress as a result.
Courts roundup 23 June - 29 June 2022

Courts roundup 23 June - 29 June 2022

Decisions, proceedings and news from the courts in some common law jurisdictions in the past fortnight.

Measures to assist pressure in the courts

Counsel and the courts are facing increasing pressure in civil and criminal and across both the District and High Court jurisdictions.
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