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NZLS calls for pre-1908 extension of expungement of homosexual offences

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  No Comments

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: NZLS calls for pre-1908 extension of expungement of homosexual offences The New Zealand Law Society is recommending an amendment be made to the Criminal Records (Expungement of Convictions for Historical Homosexual Offences) Bill to cover all historical offences. In June, Justice Minister Amy […]

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Proposed legal aid audit changes supported

By   /  August 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Proposed legal aid audit changes supported

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Proposed legal aid audit changes supported The New Zealand Law Society says it supports the objective of minor changes proposed to the legal aid audit policy, of improving efficiency and adding value to the legal aid audit programme. The Law Society has provided […]

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NZLS Advisory: Candidates for admission to the High Court

By   /  August 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on NZLS Advisory: Candidates for admission to the High Court

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: NZLS Advisory: Candidates for admission to the High Court Having received many inquiries in the last week from the public, lawyers and the media, the New Zealand Law Society believes it would be helpful to outline the process and character requirements for someone […]

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High Court reduces period of suspension for Keith Jefferies

By   /  August 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on High Court reduces period of suspension for Keith Jefferies

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: High Court reduces period of suspension for Keith Jefferies The High Court has allowed, in part, an appeal by Keith Jefferies against a New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal decision to suspend him from practice for six months. Justice Williams has substituted […]

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Proposed changes to Legal Complaints Review Officer processes welcomed

By   /  August 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Proposed changes to Legal Complaints Review Officer processes welcomed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Proposed changes to Legal Complaints Review Officer processes welcomed Proposed changes to the law governing the Legal Complaints Review Officer (LCRO) are essential and it is hoped they can be implemented as quickly as possible, the New Zealand Law Society says. “Over 500 […]

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Omissions and incorrect interpretations in IRD trusts taxation statement, says NZLS

By   /  July 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Omissions and incorrect interpretations in IRD trusts taxation statement, says NZLS

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Omissions and incorrect interpretations in IRD trusts taxation statement, says NZLS An Inland Revenue Interpretation Statement on income taxation of trusts has some key omissions and also incorrectly interprets the law in some areas, the New Zealand Law Society says. In a submission […]

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Lawyer struck off over dishonesty with trust money

By   /  July 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Lawyer struck off over dishonesty with trust money

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Lawyer struck off over dishonesty with trust money A former Dunedin lawyer who only paid the contents of a trust account back after a former client complained to the New Zealand Law Society has been struck off the roll of barristers and solicitors. […]

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Increase Reserve Bank powers to collect foreign insurer information, NZ Law Society says

By   /  July 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Increase Reserve Bank powers to collect foreign insurer information, NZ Law Society says

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Increase Reserve Bank powers to collect foreign insurer information, NZ Law Society says The Reserve Bank should have the power – and where appropriate, should exercise that power – to collect information about all insurance written in New Zealand, including insurance provided by […]

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NZ Law Society outlines practical steps for AEOI/CRS

By   /  July 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on NZ Law Society outlines practical steps for AEOI/CRS

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: NZ Law Society outlines practical steps for AEOI/CRS The Automatic Exchange of Information/Common Reporting Standard (AEOI/CRS) came into force in New Zealand on 1 July 2017. This has important implications for lawyers in relation to operating their practices and solicitors’ trust accounts. The […]

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Practising certificate renewals due by 1 July

By   /  June 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Practising certificate renewals due by 1 July

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Practising certificate renewals due by 1 July With just over one day to go before practising certificates for the year beginning 1 July 2017 need to be renewed, 10% of lawyers with current certificates have still to complete the renewal requirements. New Zealand […]

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Lawyers urged to start getting ready for AML/CFT implementation

By   /  June 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Lawyers urged to start getting ready for AML/CFT implementation

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Lawyers urged to start getting ready for AML/CFT implementation New Zealand’s lawyers  are being encouraged to start looking at what they need to do to implement the requirements of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 when members of the legal […]

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New Zealand Law Society signs MoU with Open Polytechnic

By   /  June 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Law Society signs MoU with Open Polytechnic

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: New Zealand Law Society signs MoU with Open Polytechnic The New Zealand Law Society has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Open Polytechnic over a new qualification for legal executives. From 2018, the Open Polytechnic will offer the New Zealand Diploma in […]

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Law Society issues AEOI/CRS Practice Briefing

By   /  June 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Law Society issues AEOI/CRS Practice Briefing

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Law Society issues AEOI/CRS Practice Briefing The New Zealand Law Society has issued a Practice Briefing on the Automatic Exchange of Information/Common Reporting Standard (AEOI/CRS) regime which comes into force in New Zealand on 1 July 2017. The OECD-developed regime has important implications […]

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Felicity Blackman not to be employed by lawyers

By   /  June 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Felicity Blackman not to be employed by lawyers

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Felicity Blackman not to be employed by lawyers The New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal has ordered that no practitioner or incorporated law firm employ Felicity Blackman in connection with the practitioner’s or incorporated firm’s practice. The order, pursuant to section 242(1)(h)(ii) […]

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NZ Law Society highlights gaps in legislation updating family violence laws

By   /  June 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on NZ Law Society highlights gaps in legislation updating family violence laws

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: NZ Law Society highlights gaps in legislation updating family violence laws The New Zealand Law Society supports proposed law changes to improve the legislative response to family violence but says further protections for family violence victims need to be included. The Law Society […]

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New Zealand Supreme Court makes history

By   /  June 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Supreme Court makes history

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: New Zealand Supreme Court makes history The Supreme Court has sat with a bench of three women and two men: the first time in New Zealand’s history that the country’s highest court has sat with a majority of women on the full bench. […]

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Lawyers recognised for excellence at In-house Lawyer awards

By   /  June 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Lawyers recognised for excellence at In-house Lawyer awards

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Lawyers recognised for excellence at In-house Lawyer awards The awards recognising leadership and excellence for in-house legal services have been held, and in a rare situation a contestant took out two categories. Seven winners of the annual ILANZ In-house Lawyer Awards were announced […]

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Law Society releases AML/CFT preparation guidance

By   /  June 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Law Society releases AML/CFT preparation guidance

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Law Society releases AML/CFT preparation guidance Lawyers need to undertake three tasks to prepare themselves for becoming “reporting entities” under the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009, the New Zealand Law Society says. The Law Society has released a Practice […]

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Legislation removing employment protection raises concerns, NZ Law Society says

By   /  June 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Legislation removing employment protection raises concerns, NZ Law Society says

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Legislation removing employment protection raises concerns, NZ Law Society says A bill allowing employees earning over $150,000 /year to contract out of the right to pursue personal grievance claims removes important protections against discrimination and harassment. The New Zealand Law Society says the […]

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Oscar Hintze suspended from practice for 18 months

By   /  May 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Oscar Hintze suspended from practice for 18 months

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Oscar Hintze suspended from practice for 18 months Former Auckland barrister Oscar Hintze has been suspended by the New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal for 18 months commencing on 29 May 2017. Mr Hintze admitted five charges of misconduct. The first four […]

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