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District Court should be fair system for all

District Court should be fair system for all

The new Chief District Court Judge, Heemi Taumaunu, is the first Māori lawyer to hold the position, and has his sights set on improving the court system experience for all New Zealanders. He is one of a number of select Māori lawyers who have risen to the highest levels in the…
Khylee Quince: Teaching the judges

Khylee Quince: Teaching the judges

Khylee QuinceKhylee Quince tells it how it is. The associate professor of law at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) cracks up when discussing one cohort of students she teaches. “Have you ever had to tell judges they don’t know how to do something?” she asks with a big grin. “I have and…
Building an inclusive New Zealand: Halberg Foundation partners with Buddle Findlay

Building an inclusive New Zealand: Halberg Foundation partners with Buddle Findlay

It is well-known that competition for holiday jobs in the legal profession is fierce. But what is it like job hunting when you also have a disability? A discussion paper produced by the independent think tank Maxim Institute, Acknowledging Ability: Overcoming the barriers to employment for people living with disabilities, reports…
Retiring from practising law at 90

Retiring from practising law at 90

Trevor BoothThere would be few lawyers who aimed to practise as long as Trevor Booth, who recently retired at the age of 90. “I cannot recall a day when I felt I was having to go to the office as I always looked forward to going to work. I never thought…
Appeal by Auckland lawyer against suspensions and costs dismissed

Appeal by Auckland lawyer against suspensions and costs dismissed

An appeal by an Auckland lawyer against a decision of the Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal which imposed a 15 month suspension from practising law and costs has been dismissed by the High Court. Jinyue (Paul) Young was last year found guilty of four charges by the Disciplinary Tribunal at different…
Murray Bryce Lawes suspended from legal practice

Murray Bryce Lawes suspended from legal practice

Orewa lawyer Murray Bryce Lawes has been suspended by the New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal from practising for three months from 8 October 2019. In a decision on liability on 19 July 2019 the Tribunal had found him guilty of two charges of misconduct. The first related to management…
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