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Remedial tax legislation – a proactive solution put to Inland Revenue

We recently wrote to Inland Revenue to highlight problems, including extensive delays, in progressing remedial tax legislation, and to advocate a low-cost and effective solution – the establishment of a remedials advisory panel to process and prioritise remedials.
Supreme Court roundup 11-17 June 2021

Supreme Court roundup 11-17 June 2021

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

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) auditing for compliance 2021

Each year the New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa, under rule 8 of the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act (Lawyers: Ongoing Legal Education—Continuing Professional Development) Rules 2013 (CPD Rules), audits a selection of lawyers’ plans and records for compliance.
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.
Gisborne District Court to implement Te Ao Mārama model

Gisborne District Court to implement Te Ao Mārama model

A special event held earlier this week in Gisborne marked the announcement that the Gisborne District Court will be the next one to implement the Te Ao Mārama model.
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.
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