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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.
Supreme Court roundup 10 - 16 September 2021

Supreme Court roundup 10 - 16 September 2021

Decisions, proceedings and news from the highest courts in some common law jurisdictions in the past week.
Supreme Court roundup 3 - 9 September 2021

Supreme Court roundup 3 - 9 September 2021

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

Lawyer had no right to register caveat to secure payment for his fees

A Standards Committee has held that a lawyer looking to get payment for his fees did not have the right to register a caveat against land owned by a debtor. The lawyer also had not issued an invoice for the unpaid fees.

Caveats on property deemed to be unlawful

Lawyers are reminded that caveats on property can only be registered in very limited circumstances. A recent decision of a Standards Committee held that registering a caveat to exert leverage in advancing a Family Protection Act claim was improper. Lodging the caveat in those circumstances amounted to unsatisfactory conduct by…
Supreme Court round up 27 August - 2 September 2021

Supreme Court round up 27 August - 2 September 2021

Decisions, proceedings and news from the highest courts in some common law jurisdictions in the past week.
Access to Justice survey of the profession

Access to Justice survey of the profession

A survey being conducted by the New Zealand Law Society | Te Kahui Ture o Aotearoa is being sent today to all practising lawyers in Aotearoa New Zealand to get a national picture of access to justice across the country.
Updated District Court Protocols for Alert Level 4

Updated District Court Protocols for Alert Level 4

Chief District Court Judge Taumaunu has released a letter to the profession to advise of updated protocols for Alert Level 4
Supreme Court round up 13 - 19 August 2021

Supreme Court round up 13 - 19 August 2021

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