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Organisational Culture - how to change or improve you culture

Learning & organizational development consultant Rachel Masters continues her series looking at organisational culture.
Law firm issued formal warning for non-compliance with anti-money laundering legislation

Law firm issued formal warning for non-compliance with anti-money laundering legislation

Te Tari Taiwhenua Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) has issued a formal warning to a law firm for a case of non-compliance with the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (AML/CFT Act).

Concerns about tax policy development and the quality of tax legislation highlighted to Minister

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa has raised concerns about the effectiveness of tax policy development and quality of tax legislation. Following engagement with Inland Revenue officials, the Law Society recently wrote to Minister Parker, as Minister of Revenue and Attorney-General, urging a return to the…
Research urgently needed for law changes to enable children’s safe participation in Family Court disputes

Research urgently needed for law changes to enable children’s safe participation in Family Court disputes

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa has told Parliament’s Justice select committee it supports the principle of enabling children’s views to be heard in family proceedings, but the lack of an evidence-based model for how that will work in practice means the current legislative reform…

Civil access to justice – NZLS welcomes proposed reform of class actions and litigation funding

Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission is currently undertaking a first principles review of class actions and litigation funding. The review is part of wider, ongoing efforts to improve the affordability and efficiency of civil litigation and raises issues of significant interest to the legal profession and…
Supreme Court roundup 12-18 Mar

Supreme Court roundup 12-18 Mar

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

Supreme Court roundup 5-11 Mar

Decisions, proceedings and news from the highest courts in some common law jurisdictions in the past week.
Youth justice proposed ‘demerit points’ scheme not supported by evidence

Youth justice proposed ‘demerit points’ scheme not supported by evidence

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa has told a parliamentary select committee that a bill proposing to introduce a ‘demerit points’ system for youth offenders is not supported by evidence and is unlikely to achieve its objective of delivering appropriate consequences for youth offending. 
Update from the Chief Justice: Court arrangements from 6 March 2021

Update from the Chief Justice: Court arrangements from 6 March 2021

The Chief Justice has issued information for lawyers on the protocols for the courts following today’s announcement of reductions in Alert Levels, with Auckland returning to Alert Level 2 and the rest of New Zealand to Alert Level 1 from 6am on Sunday 7 March 2021.
More evidence needed to justify proposed Firearms Prohibition Orders regime

More evidence needed to justify proposed Firearms Prohibition Orders regime

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa appeared before Parliament’s Justice select committee today on the Arms (Firearms Prohibition Orders) Amendment Bill (No 2), a member's bill in the name of Simeon Brown. The bill proposes to allow the Commissioner of Police to make Firearms Prohibition…
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