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Cheques being phased out has implications for lawyers’ trust accounting

Cheques being phased out has implications for lawyers’ trust accounting

The use of cheques by banks is ending this year. Law firms still using cheques should be preparing to change to electronic payments. The Law Society inspectorate has some guidance on substitute payments of cheques relating to trust accounts.
Supreme Court roundup 23-29 Apr

Supreme Court roundup 23-29 Apr

Decisions, proceedings and news from the highest courts in some common law jurisdictions in the past week.
Law Society celebrates the enactment of the Secondary Legislation Act 2021

Law Society celebrates the enactment of the Secondary Legislation Act 2021

This week the New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa co-hosted an event at Parliament to celebrate the enactment of the Secondary Legislation Act 2021. We were invited to co-host the event with the Parliamentary Counsel Office and the Attorney-General to reflect our broader contribution to the…
An authority on Constitutional and Administrative Law

An authority on Constitutional and Administrative Law

Professor Philip A. Joseph was joined by the Chief Justice, Dame Helen Winkelmann, to launch the fifth edition of his book, now titled Joseph on Constitutional and Administrative Law, at Russell McVeagh in Wellington. The launch marks the new era covering the change in Public Law thinking about New Zealand’s…
Supreme Court roundup 16-22 Apr

Supreme Court roundup 16-22 Apr

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

MBIE Issues Paper on bullying and harassment at work – Law Society submission

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa recently provided feedback on MBIE’s Bullying and Harassment at Work Issues Paper to help shape upcoming changes to the way agencies will address bullying and harassment at work. 
Proposed changes to increase public access and understanding of Supreme Court hearings – feedback sought

Proposed changes to increase public access and understanding of Supreme Court hearings – feedback sought

The Supreme Court is proposing some changes to the way the record of appeal hearings is accessed by the public and is seeking feedback from the profession and others with a special interest in these issues.
Web filter system for extremist content online needs proper development process

Web filter system for extremist content online needs proper development process

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa has told a parliamentary select committee it supports a bill giving effect to the Government’s Christchurch Call commitment (a commitment by several governments and technology companies to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online) but recommends that the details…
Supreme Court roundup 2-8 April

Supreme Court roundup 2-8 April

Decisions, proceedings and news from the highest courts in some common law jurisdictions in the past week.
New Zealand Bill of Rights Act and declarations of inconsistency by the senior Courts – changes welcomed

New Zealand Bill of Rights Act and declarations of inconsistency by the senior Courts – changes welcomed

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa has told Parliament’s Privileges committee that it supports the introduction of a formal mechanism for the Government and Parliament to consider and respond to a declaration of inconsistency made under the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 or…
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