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Pathways in the Law: Khan & Associates, a multicultural approach to practising law

Khan & Associates founder, Mohammed Faiyam Khan, with his two daughters, partners Farah Khan and Serish Khan.Khan & Associates’ founder, Mohammed Faiyam Khan, was practising law before Ronald Reagan became President of the United States. He was admitted as a barrister in 1980 after qualifying from the famous Lincoln’s Inn, London. It’s…

Former Russell McVeagh solicitor, full-time windsurfer

Born in Auckland to a French mother and an Italian father, Antonio Cozzolino spent about half of his life in growing up in Europe. In New Zealand, Antonio attended Sacred Heart College in Auckland. He’s now taken a break from his legal career to devote himself full-time to being selected to…

Breach of confidentiality of Standards Committee decisions

Lawyers who attached two lawyers standards committee decisions to a memorandum filed in court breached the confidentiality of the decisions, a standards committee has found. It would be prudent for a lawyer faced with a similar situation to raise the issue of confidentiality directly with the court, the committee said. A party…

Once upon a career change

Former Auckland lawyer Nalini Singh gave up her day job to pursue a writing career – with spectacular results. She’s gone from toiling away on resource management cases to writing international bestsellers about sexy vampires and angels, hitting the New York Times bestsellers list on the way. Writing was always Nalini’s…

LINZ certification - censure

Richard Geoffrey Warren Austin has been censured and fined $3,000 by the New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal. In [2016] NZLCDT 33, Mr Austin admitted a charge of unsatisfactory conduct. The charges arose in relation to a complex administration of an estate. This required transmissions of land to new trustees and…

Funding the regulation of legal practice

The Minister of Justice has approved the fees and levies payable by anyone who practises law in the year to 30 June 2018. For the 2017/18 practising year there will be a reduction in the amount which lawyers pay. This is clearly good news. Law is a well regulated profession, and…

Focus On legal practice in Blenheim

The thriving wine industry has seen the sunny South Island town of Blenheim evolve into a settlement with an international flavour. “This is a small town, but with a depth of demographic not found in other quarters of New Zealand, and that is largely attributable to the wine industry,” says Simon…

Failure to comply with Standards Committee directions

A lawyer has been fined $2,500 for repeated failure to comply with written directions of a standards committee. The lawyer, D, failed to comply with the committee’s mandatory directions in three consecutive instances. D’s compliance was only secured when the committee appointed a New Zealand Law Society inspector as an investigator. The…

Tips for more efficient trust account management

Reviewing lawyers’ trust accounts is one of the main tasks carried out by the NZLS inspectors. As part of the Law Society’s regulatory team, the inspectors carry out reviews with three main aims: Protecting client funds held in a trust account; Protecting the public at large – not just people who have funds…
One step forward and two steps back for pay equity

One step forward and two steps back for pay equity

Maria Dew recently wrote about the outcome of litigation taken under the Equal Pay Act (EPA) (LawTalk 904, March 2017). To recap, on 22 August 2013, a full bench of the Employment Court issued a landmark judgment which interpreted the Equal Pay Act 1972 as it applies to female-dominated work…
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