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Letters to the LawTalk Editor

02 June 2017

  • Guidance to lawyers on testamentary capacity

    29 November 2019

    I have regularly provided medical opinions about capacity, including testamentary capacity, in situations where this capacity is in doubt. The…

  • AML and compliance success

    29 November 2019

    It was truly satisfying to read in the Dominion Post recently that the Police have apprehended a sophisticated drug dealing…

  • Legal nomenclature and JAWS

    29 November 2019

    I read with interest and amusement Sir Ian Barker’s recent article on legal nomenclature (“Legal nomenclature – from prolix to…

  • Extending ACC appeal jurisdiction to the Supreme Court

    29 November 2019

    The judgment of the Supreme Court on 11 October, in the Shark Experience Ltd appeal case (Shark Experience Ltd v…

  • Mentoring of younger lawyers

    29 November 2019

    I was most interested to read the article on Trevor Booth (“Retiring from practising law at 90”, LawTalk 934, November…

  • Berry & Co among New Zealand’s oldest law firms

    4 October 2019

    We read with interest the article entitled “New Zealand’s Oldest Law Firms” appearing at pages 98 and 99 of LawTalk…

  • Printing for the retirement village industry

    4 October 2019

    Is it just me?I am affronted when reading of the obscene profits made by the banks and the more modest,…

  • Enduring powers of attorney forms

    4 October 2019

    I wrote some months ago (LawTalk 907, June 2017) about the forms of enduring powers of attorney, related certificates, and…

  • Court security

    7 June 2019

    I refer to [Ministry of Justice Chief Operating Officer Carl] Crafer’s [response to a letter about court security and the…

  • Access to Justice — Pro bono

    7 June 2019

    I note in [Craig Stephen’s] article regarding pro bono work, mention was made of the restrictions of practitioners “carrying unpaid…

  • Pro bono and CLC and CAB work

    7 June 2019

    I have read the article titled “Finding a match – how well does pro bono work in New Zealand?” by…

  • Queen’s Counsel

    10 May 2019

    Geoff Adlam’s otherwise excellent article on Queen’s Counsel in LawTalk 927, April 2019 contains an error at p73, in his…

  • Court security and searching of lawyers

    10 May 2019

    Recently after the Christchurch shooting, there have been changes to the searching of people entering the court.Now lawyers must also…

  • Should We Legalise All Drugs?

    8 February 2019

    Methamphetamines are not the problem, the gangs are.I have been working and living in the Wellington region as a family…

  • Judge Herbert Carr

    31 August 2018

    Tena Koe,Could we please have a correction on page 74 of LawTalk 902 (August 2018), “Some trailblazers”.I have constantly seen…

Last updated on the 2nd June 2017