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New Zealand Law Society signs MoU with Open Polytechnic

Published By   /  June 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  No Comments

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

Published By   /  June 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  No Comments

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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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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Passing of John Chadwick saddens legal profession

Published By   /  May 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Passing of John Chadwick saddens legal profession

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Passing of John Chadwick saddens legal profession The New Zealand legal profession is deeply saddened with news of the death of John Te Manihera Chadwick, New Zealand Law Society President Kathryn Beck says. “John Chadwick was the founder of Te Hunga Rōia Māori […]

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NZLS gives guidance on declarations at practising certificate renewal

Published By   /  May 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on NZLS gives guidance on declarations at practising certificate renewal

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: NZLS gives guidance on declarations at practising certificate renewal The New Zealand Law Society has provided guidance on the declaration which all lawyers are required to make when renewing their practising certificate each year. The renewal process for the next practising year, which […]

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Legal practising fees and levies approved

Published By   /  May 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Legal practising fees and levies approved

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Legal practising fees and levies approved The Minister of Justice has approved the fees and levies payable by anyone who practises law in the year to 30 June 2018. There will be a reduction in the amount which lawyers pay for regulation of […]

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Changes needed to proposed workplace legislation, says Law Society

Published By   /  May 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Changes needed to proposed workplace legislation, says Law Society

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Changes needed to proposed workplace legislation, says Law Society Proposed legislation aiming to enhance legal protections in the workplace for domestic violence victims is unclear and could result in a range of unintended consequences, the New Zealand Law Society says. The Law Society […]

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One month suspension for Robert John Latton

Published By   /  May 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on One month suspension for Robert John Latton

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: One month suspension for Robert John Latton Auckland barrister Robert John Latton has been suspended for one month commencing on 29 May 2017 by the New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal. Mr Latton admitted a charge of misconduct before the Tribunal. This […]

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NZLS issues good practice for looking after client’s bank account

Published By   /  May 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on NZLS issues good practice for looking after client’s bank account

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: NZLS issues good practice for looking after client’s bank account A new New Zealand Law Society Practice Briefing recommends good practices for law firms to follow when they are operating controlled bank accounts. Looking after a client’s bank account says an example of […]

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Law Society questions Anti-Money Laundering legislation implementation date

Published By   /  May 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Law Society questions Anti-Money Laundering legislation implementation date

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Law Society questions Anti-Money Laundering legislation implementation date January 2019 is a far more realistic date than July 2018 for bringing lawyers into the requirements of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism legislation, the New Zealand Law Society says. The Law […]

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Law Society widens focus on lawyer diversity

Published By   /  May 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Law Society widens focus on lawyer diversity

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Law Society widens focus on lawyer diversity The New Zealand Law Society says it is now asking all applicants for a practising certificate to state their ethnicity. The Law Society has collected information on ethnicity since 2009, but it has been voluntary. At […]

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Concern at anti-avoidance rule impact on treaties

Published By   /  May 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Concern at anti-avoidance rule impact on treaties

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Concern at anti-avoidance rule impact on treaties A proposed package of amendments and new anti-avoidance rules for transfer pricing is of concern to the New Zealand Law Society for its proposed approach to amending the effect of New Zealand’s existing international tax treaties. […]

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NZLS proposes alternative to interest deduction cap

Published By   /  May 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on NZLS proposes alternative to interest deduction cap

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: NZLS proposes alternative to interest deduction cap The New Zealand Law Society says there is no sound basis for an Inland Revenue proposal to put a cap on the deduction permitted for interest paid by a New Zealand borrower to a non-resident related-party […]

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Richard Chen suspended for two years

Published By   /  April 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Richard Chen suspended for two years

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Richard Chen suspended for two years Former Auckland lawyer Gang “Richard” Chen has been suspended for two years from 24 March 2017 by the New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal. Mr Chen admitted having been convicted of five criminal offences, four of […]

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