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What are your party’s views on the extension of the anti-money laundering legislation (AML/CFT Act 2009) to lawyers and other professions, and the timeframe it is being worked in?

The Opportunities PartyThe Opportunities Party is all about fairness and evidence-based policy. We are a new party and have not completed sufficient research on the extension of the anti-money laundering legislation to lawyers and other professions to have assessed the evidence on this complex topic. Therefore, at present The Opportunities…
Company and not for profit auditing – a changing landscape

Company and not for profit auditing – a changing landscape

Lawyers who advise companies and not for profits are familiar enough with annual reports, financial statements, and auditors’ opinions. Many will also have advised boards and audit committees on the negotiation of audit engagement letters and audit fees, and the preparation of letters of representation – processes which can be…

What are your party’s key objectives in the justice portfolio and how do you plan to meet these objectives?

Conservative PartyReducing truancy, taking the problem off police so they can deal with more serious crime by re-establishing truancy departments in schools. If we can keep young people in schools it will reduce youth crime. A tougher stance on youth crime, especially for first-time offenders. This would include a major review/overhaul…

What are your party’s views on proposed law changes to improve the legislative response to family violence?

Conservative PartyWe are currently not familiar with these proposed law changes but are seriously concerned about family violence and want to explore ways to see families supported through their struggles so that relational needs which cause such violence are met, relationships are strengthened, and families become more functional. NZ People’s PartyFamily…

How would your party improve the courts and court processes?

Green PartyThere is a need to streamline court processes, in part to reduce the unacceptably long delays that are too often experienced in getting cases heard. Part of the problem would seem to lie in the reduced resourcing of courts due to ill-advised cost-cutting measures, and the loss of experienced…

Lawyer and best mates hit the road with a lemon for marathon rally adventure

A rally car drives on a dirt road in Mongolia Some people might question why a group of young men would want to travel in a small beaten-up car from London to Mongolia, crossing borders near war-torn countries such as Afghanistan and less friendly to the west nations such as Iran…

Pathways in the Law: Claro the health law firm

Claro is a specialist health sector law firm with offices in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland. Its team has a breadth of experience in this important area of law. “Perhaps what I enjoy most about working in the health sector is the variety,” says one of the two partners, Dr Jonathan Coates. “In any…

What are your party’s policies in relation to access to legal aid?

Democrats for Social CreditOur aim is to reduce the number of people needing legal aid. Our approach to that is covered briefly in our response to question one. Meantime we would raise the income threshold for access to legal aid to $25,000 with corresponding increases to other levels. Fixed fees…
Focus on legal practice in Whangarei

Focus on legal practice in Whangarei

Thirty-six years ago Steve Wong got off a bus in Whangarei carrying just a suitcase. He came to town to take up a job at the law firm Johnson Hooper. Mr Wong hadn’t planned on staying long, but two years down the track he was offered a partnership at the…

Victoria Anderson, Wairarapa sole practitioner

An accomplished family lawyer with a passion for children and families, Victoria Anderson has worked mainly as a family lawyer for most of her legal career. Admitted to the Bar at the Hamilton High Court in July 1989, Victoria has been practising for 28 years. She practised in Hamilton, Tauranga and…
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