New Zealand Law Society - LawTalk Issue 955

LawTalk Issue 955

LawTalk Issue 955

This election special profiles the legislative priorities of the political parties who will compete for your vote in the upcoming 2023 Election.

LawTalk also looks at reform and reviews as a way of shaping the future by prioritising matters of importance to the profession and the people of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Navigating our future

Navigating our future

New Zealand Law Society Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa President Frazer Barton looks to this point in time as being a pivotal one in ‘Navigating our Future;’ both for the profession with the findings of the Independent Review and also for the people of Aotearoa New Zealand with the upcoming…
Election 2023 Special Feature

Election 2023 Special Feature

LawTalk invited each registered political party to respond to the same four questions around their legislative priorities and policies.
A clearer, fairer, more accessible democracy: Independent Electoral Review seeks to future-proof New Zealand’s electoral system

A clearer, fairer, more accessible democracy: Independent Electoral Review seeks to future-proof New Zealand’s electoral system

Independent Electoral Review Panel Chair, Deborah Hart shares insights and updates from the Panel on its work toward creating ‘A clearer, fairer, more accessible democracy’ by way of future proofing New Zealand’s electoral system.

Law Society response to Independent Review

The Law Society outlines and discusses its response to the recommendations of the Independent Review.  

Making risk-informed decisions to combat the cost of natural hazards

Six months on from Cyclone Gabrielle, the cost of extreme weather events and managing the risk around natural hazards continues. LawTalk looks at a new tool from Toka Tū Ake Earthquake Commission and how this can help prospective property purchasers.

QP v ZH: Lawyer disciplined for transferring funds to clients’ own bank account

Property lawyer and Deputy Chair of the Property Law Section, Kristine King looks at the LCRO decision on this case; QP v ZH [2023] NZLCRO 22 (28/3/23) and applying this decision to your practice.

Advocacy in Action – Term in Review

As the 53rd Parliament closes, the New Zealand Law Society Law Reform and Advocacy teams take stock of the past three years. This important and collaborative work is conducted on behalf of the profession which is demonstrated in a string of significant achievements.

Access to Justice and Duty Solicitors: Update from the desk of the Legal Services Commissioner

The Legal Services Commissioner shares an update on priority work around Legal Aid Services, Duty Lawyer Services and improving access to legal assistance for the people of Aotearoa.

September is wills month: Golden conversations on leaving a legacy in a client’s will

Eleanor Cater from the Community Foundations of New Zealand steps through how lawyers can engage with clients through ‘golden conversations on leaving a legacy in their wills.’

Spotlight on ILANZ

In-house lawyers represent 28% of the profession. Who are they and what are the unique aspects of this sector? Check-in on the ILANZ 2023 conference and the importance of coming together.