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Reflections on a ground-breaking Feminist Moot

Reflections on a ground-breaking Feminist Moot

In July, what is likely to be the world’s first Feminist Moot was held by the Victoria University of Wellington Feminist Law Society (VUWFLS). The event was inspired by our experiences as young women in the legal profession, as well as in anticipation of the challenges entering New Zealand’s legal…

Recent legal books

Reviewed by Geoff Adlam Mental Capacity Law in New ZealandBy Iris Reuvecamp and John Dawson, general editors The book contains contributions from 15 authors who include legal practitioners, academics, bioethicists and psychiatrists. Its focus is on the law governing the position of people who lack capacity to make decisions about their personal…

Printing for the retirement village industry

Is it just me? I am affronted when reading of the obscene profits made by the banks and the more modest, but no less obscene, profits made by the retirement village industry that each of these institutions insist on the legal profession undertaking the role of their de facto unpaid printing…

Berry & Co among New Zealand’s oldest law firms

We read with interest the article entitled “New Zealand’s Oldest Law Firms” appearing at pages 98 and 99 of LawTalk Issue 932. Our firm, Berry & Co was omitted from the list of the 50 oldest law firms, however it traces its roots back to 1886 when HB Crawford first set…

Wellington via golf, Gore and Glasgow

Honor KerryHonor Kerry, judge’s clerk at the Court of Appeal, WellingtonBorn in Glasgow, Scotland, Honor Kerry spent the first four years of her life living in the Shetland Islands, the northern- most point of Scotland. “My parents wanted to move back to the Scottish mainland when it came time for me…

Enduring powers of attorney forms

I wrote some months ago (LawTalk 907, June 2017) about the forms of enduring powers of attorney, related certificates, and plethora of other material in the Protection of Personal and Property Rights (Enduring Powers of Attorney Forms and Prescribed Information) Regulations 2008. I considered, and still do, that the prescribed enduring…
Reactive devaluation

Reactive devaluation

Conflict is inevitable and is often necessary to bring about change. Our reaction to conflict is typically a problem in itself as we lack robust and fair conflict resolution strategies, all too often falling back on our biases and prejudices even when we think we are being rational. Reactive devaluation is…

Running a major relationship property arbitration

In a previous article (LawTalk 932, September 2019), I suggested ways in which modest to middle level disputes could be dealt with by expedited arbitration. In this article I consider major relationship property disputes. Major relationship property disputes are assumed to be those in which trusts or companies are involved…
The value  of friendship in law: Three lawyers from the class of ’64 reminisce

The value of friendship in law: Three lawyers from the class of ’64 reminisce

Collegiality and friendship in the legal community is important in a profession that is becoming increasingly digital. Perhaps the best people to ask about the value of human connection between old colleagues are ‘old colleagues’. John Upton QC, Sir David Carruthers and Geoff Thompson all graduated from the University of Victoria in…

New death notification service

MyTrove is a free web service now available to solve some of the challenges to lawyers and individuals around estate management. The platform myTrove Notify allows users to notify multiple organisations when someone has died, after registering online and completing the details. Currently, notifications can be sent to IRD, Westpac…
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