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Increasing aspiration for gender equality in the legal profession

Changes to keep driving improvements across the legal profession on gender equality will ensure we lock in the impressive gains and build on them some more following the latest Gender Equality Charter survey results, the New Zealand Law Society says.

Aotearoa New Zealand ranks seventh in 2022 Rule of Law Index

The World Justice Project has released its 2022 Rule of Law Index, once again ranking Aotearoa New Zealand seventh internationally. Scoring 0.83 out of a possible 1, New Zealand was first in the East Asia and Pacific region.

Update on the implementation of the Sexual Violence Legislation Act

The Ministry of Justice is currently preparing for new provisions in the Sexual Violence Legislation Act 2021. This includes the provisions enabling alternative modes for giving evidence.
Introducing new South Island Vice President Taryn Gudmanz

Introducing new South Island Vice President Taryn Gudmanz

Taryn is a senior barrister who specialises in commercial and civil litigation. She also acts as counsel to assist the coroner and is on the legal assistance panel for the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care. Taryn is an accredited mediator – assisting parties to choose their own…
Meet Frazer Barton

Meet Frazer Barton

Frazer Barton is a Partner at Anderson Lloyd in Dunedin and heads the Otago litigation team. He has been on the Anderson Lloyd Board for the last 16 years, chairing the board for eight of those years. During his tenure as Chair of Partners Frazer oversaw a change in focus…

Law Society welcomes Bill which addresses delays in the coronial system

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa welcomes the Coroners Amendment Bill which is currently before the Justice Select Committee, and seeks to reduce delays and backlogs in the coronial system.

Budget 2022 – update on changes to legal aid rates

The New Zealand Law Society Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa welcomes an announcement from the Legal Services Commissioner which sees an additional boost to legal aid funding. As well as the 12 per cent increase to the legal aid hourly rate that took effect from 1 July, Legal Services Commissioner Tracey…
Courts roundup 15 September - 21 September 2022

Courts roundup 15 September - 21 September 2022

Decisions, proceedings and news from the courts in some common law jurisdictions in the past week.
Courts roundup 8 September - 14 September 2022

Courts roundup 8 September - 14 September 2022

Decisions, proceedings and news from the courts in some common law jurisdictions in the past week.
Courts roundup 1 September - 7 September 2022

Courts roundup 1 September - 7 September 2022

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