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No breach by lawyer, but important to clarify responsibilities with clients

A property transaction which almost failed to proceed due to a shortfall in funds is a reminder to lawyers of the need to clarify their responsibilities with clients. The Standards Committee found that in this case the lawyer had not breached their obligations, as it was the client’s responsibility to…
Supreme Court roundup 17 - 23 September 2021

Supreme Court roundup 17 - 23 September 2021

Decisions, proceedings and news from the highest courts in some common law jurisdictions in the past week.
Supreme Court roundup 24 - 30 September 2021

Supreme Court roundup 24 - 30 September 2021

Decisions, proceedings and news from the highest courts in some common law jurisdictions in the past week.
Supreme Court roundup 1 - 7 October 2021

Supreme Court roundup 1 - 7 October 2021

Decisions, proceedings and news from the highest courts in some common law jurisdictions in the past week.
Supreme Court roundup 8 - 14 October 2021

Supreme Court roundup 8 - 14 October 2021

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

Meet the Candidates 

Meet the Candidates standing to be the next President Elect of the Law Society: Frazer Barton, Arti Chand, Jacque Lethbridge and Duncan Terris.

Tribunal finds Quentin Duff guilty of misconduct for his attempts to assist a client to avoid paying GST

The Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal has made a finding that Auckland lawyer Quentin Duff was at the relevant time not a fit and proper person or was otherwise unsuited to engage in practice as a lawyer due to his attempts to evade paying tax.

Delayed invoices found to be unsatisfactory conduct

Long delays in issuing invoices to a client have resulted in a finding of unsatisfactory conduct, a Standards Committee has determined. The Standards Committee considered that the complaint served “as a useful reminder of the need to issue invoices in a timely manner so that clients are aware of their…

Greater clarity required for Conversion Practices legislation

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa has appeared before the Justice Select Committee, to express its support for the Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill, and to recommend changes that will ensure better clarity on what the Bill seeks to prohibit.

Appeal against longer suspension dismissed

The High Court has dismissed an appeal by a Standards Committee seeking a longer period of suspension for lawyer John Paul Timothy Schlooz.
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