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Pathways in the Law: BlackmanSpargo, Rural and Commercial Law specialists

Pathways in the Law: BlackmanSpargo, Rural and Commercial Law specialists

Many might consider starting in a law firm as an accounts executive or legal executive to eventually become a law firm partner in the same practice as a story of fiction. But that’s exactly what happened for two of the women partners at rural law specialists, BlackmanSpargo, based in Rotorua. In 2003,…

Common sense IT security

In the March column I looked at how hard it is to get good tech security advice, which is why many firms bury their heads in the sand, either entrusting their IT security to someone else, or simply doing nothing and hoping for the best. Don’t despair. With a bit of…

Online dispute resolution: Filling some of the access to justice void?

Technology and the law: in the beginning they probably seemed like very unlikely bedfellows at any time in the future. But with ongoing pressure for ‘access to justice’, online lawyering is filling some of that void in the public system. Complete Online Dispute Resolution (CODR) is one of several web-based services that…

The importance of web design

There are three main things to consider when looking to redesign your existing website or start from scratch – how it looks, how it functions and what exactly you want the site to achieve. Deciding if you like a designer’s work based on looks is probably the easiest part of the…
Work out what's being asked of you

Work out what's being asked of you

Many of you will be only a few weeks or months into your first law job, and here’s hoping your organisation has a scheduled chocolate biscuit day. If not I hope you have made peace with your friends whose workplaces do have chocolate biscuit days. But work, like life, is not…

New Zealand Judicial Review Handbook, 2nd edition

The second edition of Matthew Smith’s book on judicial review will be useful to practitioners struggling to use the extensive case law on judicial review. The book is 1300 pages long, itself an indication of how extensive a field administrative law has become. It is highly practical. Smith has developed an extensive…
Future Proofing your Law Practice

Future Proofing your Law Practice

Buckle your seatbelt. I suspect 2017 will be a fast-paced, bumpy ride into an uncertain and challenging future. What has worked well for your law practice to date may not be sufficient to get it to where it needs to be, or even maintain the status quo. Wikipedia defines “future proofing”…

Specialist Courts: Their time and place in the District Court

Judges of the New Zealand District Court are proud of our efforts leading innovation in the delivery of justice. Perhaps the most high-profile examples of judicially led initiatives are specialist courts. They attract news media interest and enjoy the support of many professionals and support agencies working in the fields from…
A Right to Data Portability: Privacy and Competition Law Concerns

A Right to Data Portability: Privacy and Competition Law Concerns

In his 3 February report to the Minister of Justice, the Privacy Commissioner made a number of recommendations for reform to the Privacy Act 1993. Among them was the introduction of a right to data portability. Data portability refers to an individual’s ability to easily move their personal information from one…
The hidden agenda inside the questions fired off by a journalist

The hidden agenda inside the questions fired off by a journalist

As a lawyer it’s quite likely you may need to talk to the media at some time in your career. Some practitioners do it all the time and are experts in dealing with tricky questions. Others might find it a worrying experience. Here are some tips “from the other side”. I…
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