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Supreme Court roundup

Supreme Court roundup

Decisions, proceedings and news from the highest courts in some common law jurisdictions in the past week.
Supreme Court roundup 28 May-3 Jun

Supreme Court roundup 28 May-3 Jun

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

Law Society welcomes select committee recommendation to withdraw youth justice demerit point Bill.

The Social Services and Community Select Committee has recommended the Oranga Tamariki (Youth Justice Demerit Points) Amendment Bill not proceed.

Bringing transparency to medical health law

Barrister Alison Douglass and campaigner Charlotte Korte talk about a new medicolegal panel to assess ACC decisions on surgical mesh claims.
Supreme Court roundup 20-27 May

Supreme Court roundup 20-27 May

Decisions, proceedings and news from the highest courts in some common law jurisdictions in the past week.
Calls to use more modern tools for locating missing beneficiaries

Calls to use more modern tools for locating missing beneficiaries

Just placing an advertisement in a newspaper to locate missing beneficiaries of deceased estates may no longer be considered taking “reasonable measures”, following a recent decision by Chief High Court Judge Justice Susan Thomas.

ILANZ Conference kicks off

Lessons from the global pandemic, driving change in the legal profession and protecting brands in the digital age were on the agenda today at the In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand (ILANZ) Conference.
Supreme Court roundup 14 - 21 May

Supreme Court roundup 14 - 21 May

Decisions, proceedings and news from the highest courts in some common law jurisdictions in the past week.
Rules Committee invites comment on comprehensive civil justice reforms

Rules Committee invites comment on comprehensive civil justice reforms

The Rules Committee is consulting on a “generational reform” of civil dispute resolution, and the Committee is interested in receiving the fullest possible engagement from the profession, ahead of submissions closing at 5pm on 2 July 2021.
Alternative courts profiled at 2021 IAWJ conference

Alternative courts profiled at 2021 IAWJ conference

A dedicated court for gender-based violence in Pakistan, alternative courts integrating mental health support with culturally appropriate justice in Australia, and Aotearoa New Zealand’s Te Kooti Rangatahi featured at the 15th International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) conference, held in Auckland on 7 to 9 May 2021.
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