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Court of Appeal hears case regarding the legality of New Zealand’s COVID-19 response

Court of Appeal hears case regarding the legality of New Zealand’s COVID-19 response

Earlier this week, the Court of Appeal heard a constitutionally significant appeal which challenged the New Zealand Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cyber Insurance, an increasing necessity

Cyber Insurance, an increasing necessity

Senior Broker and former lawyer Anna Parker talks about the increasing need for law firms to consider having cyber insurance.
Law Society calls for careful review of the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Bill

Law Society calls for careful review of the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Bill

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa appeared before the Justice select committee today to present its submission on the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Bill, which was introduced as part of the Government’s initial response to the Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack…
Supreme Court Roundup 2 - 8 July

Supreme Court Roundup 2 - 8 July

Decisions, proceedings and news from the highest courts in some common law jurisdictions in the past week.
Supreme Court roundup 25 June - 1 July 2021

Supreme Court roundup 25 June - 1 July 2021

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

Law Society makes recommendations to improve Bill which seeks to facilitate access to pro bono legal services

The Law Society appeared before the Justice select committee today on the Lawyers and Conveyancers (Employed Lawyers Providing Free Legal Services) Amendment Bill, which seeks to allow employed lawyers to provide free legal services, other than for their employer.
Supreme Court roundup 18-24 June 2021

Supreme Court roundup 18-24 June 2021

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

Law Society warns of potential impact on mental health patients’ rights

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa has told a parliamentary select committee that proposed amendments to extend the use of audio-visual links in mental health proceedings on a permanent basis need to be reconsidered.

Law Society submission on the review of Succession Law

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa has made a submission on the Law Commission Issue Paper ‘Review of Succession Law: Rights to a person’s property on death’. 

Remedial tax legislation – a proactive solution put to Inland Revenue

We recently wrote to Inland Revenue to highlight problems, including extensive delays, in progressing remedial tax legislation, and to advocate a low-cost and effective solution – the establishment of a remedials advisory panel to process and prioritise remedials.
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