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The new QC fighting for social justice: Karen Feint

The new QC fighting for social justice: Karen Feint

Karen Feint QC Karen Feint says it is personally thrilling to have been appointed a Queen’s Counsel, but more importantly it represents overdue recognition for the Treaty of Waitangi Bar. Ms Feint has been practising law for over 25 years and over the past two decades has found her legal voice…
Tony Bouchier: how law helped to beat a mid-life crisis

Tony Bouchier: how law helped to beat a mid-life crisis

Tony Bouchier Tony Bouchier laughs ruefully when we finally connect on the phone. At the time he is in Japan and it is a few days since the disappointing Rugby World Cup match between the All Blacks and England. He serves a refreshing dose of positivity to kick things off. “I’ve never been…

Anthony George Whitcombe fined and censured

Greymouth lawyer Anthony George Whitcombe has been fined a total of $10,000 and censured after admitting two charges before the New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal. The charges arose after Mr Whitcombe agreed to act for both the seller and purchaser of a property who were well known to each…

Supervision and mentoring ordered for barrister

The New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal has ordered that Christchurch barrister Phillip Nigel Allan undergoes a period of six months’ supervision and mentoring. The supervision and mentoring is to be provided by Andrew McKenzie, a Christchurch barrister. Mr Allan is also required to engage another lawyer to complete a…

Former lawyer suspended for 15 months

The New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Tribunal suspended Nigel Mason, a former lawyer, from practice for 15 months commencing on 8 March 2019. Details of the suspension are now available following the lapse of name suppression. Mr Mason pleaded guilty to two charges of misconduct brought by a lawyers standards committee. The…
Focus on … South Auckland

Focus on … South Auckland

Some of the issues around practising law in South Auckland are ‘pretty challenging’ but lawyers are also being kept busy with the amount of development and expansion going on. Manukau and the wider South Auckland area provides plentiful work for criminal barristers. The District Court is the busiest in the country,…
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