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We want to hear from Lawyers - Court Security and Lawyer ID Cards

The Ministry of Justice has indicated they are considering introducing identification cards for lawyers to be able to bypass queues at court security screening.

Supreme Court roundup 27 Nov - 3 Dec

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

High Court dismisses lawyer’s appeal against suspension from practice

The High Court has dismissed Rodney James Hooker’s appeal against a decision by the Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal to suspend him from practice for three months.

Andrew Simpson struck off the roll of Barristers and Solicitors

The New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal (administered by the Ministry of Justice) has ordered the striking off of Andrew Neill Simpson from the roll of barristers and solicitors of the High Court on 10 November 2020. The order means Mr Simpson can no longer practice as a lawyer. Mr...
Law Society welcomes recommendations to establish new DNA laws

Law Society welcomes recommendations to establish new DNA laws

The Law Society has welcomed the Law Commission's report on use of DNA in criminal investigations.

Supreme Court roundup 19-26 November

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

The will-finders: Genealogy Investigations

For the past five years, journalists Fran Tyler and Deborah Morris have used their joint talents of mystery solving, and their extensive court reporting experience, to help both families and lawyers trace lost family members and beneficiaries of wills and estates.

Supreme Court affirms class actions can proceed on ‘opt-out’ basis

The Supreme Court in the Southern Response Earthquake Services Ltd v Ross appeal has unanimously agreed class actions can proceed on an ‘opt out’ basis, pending development of a comprehensive legislative framework. The Law Society was a neutral intervenor in the appeal.
Lawyers celebrate justice for animals

Lawyers celebrate justice for animals

A group of lawyers has stepped up to ensure the rule of law prevails in two cases of animal cruelty that are both legal firsts in Aotearoa.

Supreme Court Roundup 12-19 November

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