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From the Bat Cave to the Environmental Bar

From the Bat Cave to the Environmental Bar

Jenna Silcock, Senior Associate, Buddle Findlay, Christchurch Jenna Silcock Law was something that Jenna Silcock accidentally fell into. A self-acknowledged lover of good arguments, Jenna avoided maths and sciences during her time at Christchurch’s Marian College, sticking more to English and history-related subjects. “Law fits well with my personality and love of...
South Auckland's Mormon defence lawyer: Panama Le'Au'Anae

South Auckland's Mormon defence lawyer: Panama Le'Au'Anae

Panama Le'au'anae Panama Le'au'anae sums up more than 30 years of work as a criminal and family lawyer: “Some of the cases that I’ve dealt with are really the worst types of human behaviour”. Measured and resolute, the comment is not intended to be unkind or disparaging. Rather, it is one part...
A message from the Secretary for Justice, Andrew Kibblewhite

A message from the Secretary for Justice, Andrew Kibblewhite

Andrew Kibblewhite Kia ora tatou, I hope you and the ones who matter most to you are safe and well in these uncertain times. As I write this, the Prime Minister has just announced that Alert Level 4 will continue until midnight on Monday 27 April, with Alert Level 3 running for at...

The courts and the lockdown: Looking for transformational opportunities

Never before have New Zealand’s courts been disrupted to the extent that has occurred as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic. Strong relationships and constant communication have been critical to the courts’ response and since 13 March the Chief Justice has been writing to the profession on a weekly...

From the Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture: The art of adaptation

As this issue of LawTalk goes live, the COVID-19 Alert Level is about to go to two. While this is positive news, we are far from a return to normal with many restrictions still in place. This is another test of the flexibility and adaptability the profession has shown since Level...

Recent New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa Initiatives

Initiatives and statements by the New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa in recent months include the following: Proposed barrister AML/CFT reporting requirements opposedRequiring AML/CFT reporting by barristers would impose an unnecessary and duplicative compliance burden that is disproportionate to any risk, the New Zealand Law Society |...
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