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MyAdvice.Legal

How legal services are being delivered has been going through an online revolution for some time and a new website where people seeking legal advice can target a lawyer with the specific legal skills is the latest in the evolution. MyAdvice.Legal was created by Mai Chen of Chen Palmer Partners. “We have…
Focus on New Plymouth

Focus on New Plymouth

The city of New Plymouth has a population of around 57,000, while the wider New Plymouth district has a population of about 74,000. Garry Anderson moved from Wellington to New Plymouth in 2004, giving up his role as a principal at Chapman Tripp in Wellington, where he was doing a lot…

Lifting our human rights game

New Zealand’s parliamentary scrutiny of its international human rights obligations will be evaluated in a new Law Foundation-backed study. This follows criticism that New Zealand is lagging behind countries such as the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia in formally monitoring compliance with human rights treaties. New Zealand does not have a specialist…

Long-time Community Law chair steps down

Cameron MadgwickA lawyer credited with playing a leading role in solving a funding crisis for Community Law o Aotearoa (CLCA) is stepping down as its co-chair. Cameron Madgwick is ending his work with Community Law Centres o Aotearoa after over 20 years involvement with the organisation. He’ll also cease being co-chair…

New legal books received

The 14 chapters and 18 contributors consider the key ideas, principles and frameworks defining New Zealand’s criminal justice system. The editors say their objective is a book which not only serves as a key resource for students, but which is also of value to practitioners in the criminal justice field.…

Community mediation services pilot in South Auckland

The word going round about its new mediation service was all that was needed for a South Auckland community law centre to receive cases from the courts to work on. The Community Legal Services South Trust launched its community mediation services pilot in October. The trust is one of 24 community law…
Pathways in the Law: Cooper Legal

Pathways in the Law: Cooper Legal

About 99% of the work the lawyers at Cooper Legal do is around historic abuse and associated human rights claims. And they’ve reached at least 700 settlements for victims of abuse who were in state care as children. “That figure would be a conservative estimate,” says Cooper Legal principal Sonja Cooper. The Wellington-based…

The disruptors are coming

They are invading every industry! You have been warned! In fact, they are already here amongst us… Helen MackayIt may be the impact of Halloween occurring when this article was being finalised, but it seems easy to fall prey to a gothic horror vibe when describing recent trends in the delivery of…

Let’s relax the ban on employed lawyers doing other work

The Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006 bans employed lawyers from doing legal work outside their employment, other than through community law centres. Breaching the ban means a lawyer is deemed by the Act to be guilty of professional misconduct. The ban significantly limits the scope for employed lawyers to aid access…
How to truly enjoy your holiday

How to truly enjoy your holiday

During the Christmas and New Year holidays, how can you make sure you don’t waste your time off stressing about work? There’s no point heading to the beach if you’re going to spend all your time stewing over how much work you think you should be doing, or you’re too busy…
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