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Reminder on need for junior counsel practising certificates

By   /  October 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  No Comments

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Reminder on need for junior counsel practising certificates The Chief Justice has written to the President of the New Zealand Law Society to ask for practitioners to be reminded of their responsibilities under the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006 to ensure that junior […]

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Positive feedback for draft legal aid application form

By   /  October 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Positive feedback for draft legal aid application form

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Positive feedback for draft legal aid application form Feedback from lawyers indicates a consensus that a draft new family and civil legal aid application form is much clearer and more user-friendly, the New Zealand Law Society says. The Law Society has provided comments […]

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Women’s Suffrage Day an opportunity to reflect on gender diversity in the legal profession

By   /  September 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Women’s Suffrage Day an opportunity to reflect on gender diversity in the legal profession

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Women’s Suffrage Day an opportunity to reflect on gender diversity in the legal profession The legal profession is being encouraged to acknowledge Women’s Suffrage Day as an ideal time to review and reflect on gender diversity and inclusion in the work place. Today […]

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New Zealand Law Society to introduce charter to better advance women in law

By   /  September 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Law Society to introduce charter to better advance women in law

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: New Zealand Law Society to introduce charter to better advance women in law Lawyers are encouraged to comment on a draft Gender Diversity and Inclusion Charter being developed for the legal profession. The charter is an initiative of the Law Society’s Women’s Advisory […]

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Father’s Day a timely reminder that workplace flexibility available to men too

By   /  September 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Father’s Day a timely reminder that workplace flexibility available to men too

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Father’s Day a timely reminder that workplace flexibility available to men too It’s Father’s Day this weekend (Sunday, 3 September) and the New Zealand Law Society is reminding law firms that workplace flexibility is also available to men. 18-weeks Paid Parental Leave (PPL) […]

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Law Society issues handy compliance summary

By   /  August 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Law Society issues handy compliance summary

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Law Society issues handy compliance summary A proliferation of international agreements relating to finance and taxation has increased the compliance workload for law firms. The use of acronyns such as AML/CFT, AEOI/CRS and FATCA for these has not necessarily made it easy for […]

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Integrated domestic violence court merits further investigation

By   /  August 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Integrated domestic violence court merits further investigation

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Integrated domestic violence court merits further investigation Further investigation of a proposed “integrated domestic violence court” has merit, although the proposal presents some difficulties, the New Zealand Law Society says. The Law Society has communicated its comments on the Law Foundation-funded discussion paper […]

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Unsatisfactory conduct finding for Whangarei lawyer

By   /  August 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Unsatisfactory conduct finding for Whangarei lawyer

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Unsatisfactory conduct finding for Whangarei lawyer The New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal has found a charge of unsatisfactory conduct against Whangarei lawyer Elizabeth Ann Gardner to be proven. Ms Gardner was found to have negligently made errors in the drafting of […]

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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  /  Comments Off on NZLS calls for pre-1908 extension of expungement of homosexual offences

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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