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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  /  No Comments

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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New Zealand Law Society backs Principal Family Court Judge statement

Published By   /  April 20, 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 backs Principal Family Court Judge statement Comments made by Principal Family Court Judge Laurence Ryan about questions being posed by The Backbone Collective group are absolutely appropriate, New Zealand Law Society Family Law Section chair Michelle Duggan says. “It […]

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WiFi now available in NZLS Libraries

Published By   /  April 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  No Comments

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: WiFi now available in NZLS Libraries WiFi is now available for lawyers using the New Zealand Law Society High Court libraries in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, and the Hamilton branch library. The Law Society Libraries are available for use by members and associate […]

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Excellent CPD completion rate

Published By   /  April 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Excellent CPD completion rate

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Excellent CPD completion rate Nearly 98% of New Zealand’s practising lawyers have declared that they completed their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements in the year to 31 March 2017. Lawyers who provide regulated services under the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006 must maintain […]

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Marc Cropper suspended for three months

Published By   /  March 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Marc Cropper suspended for three months

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Marc Cropper suspended for three months Former Auckland lawyer Marc Cropper has been suspended for three months from 24 March 2017 by the New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal. Mr Cropper had been convicted of three offences of possession of a class […]

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NZ Law Society welcomes temporary solution to family legal aid lawyer shortage

Published By   /  March 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on NZ Law Society welcomes temporary solution to family legal aid lawyer shortage

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: NZ Law Society welcomes temporary solution to family legal aid lawyer shortage The New Zealand Law Society welcomes any solution, even temporary, that will offer relief to a shortage in family legal aid lawyers in Wairarapa. But it stresses asking lawyers in other […]

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Stephen Joseph Woulfe suspended from practice

Published By   /  March 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Stephen Joseph Woulfe suspended from practice

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Stephen Joseph Woulfe suspended from practice Former Hokitika lawyer Stephen Joseph Woulfe has been suspended for two months by the New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal. Mr Woulfe admitted a charge of negligence or incompetence in his professional capacity to such a […]

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Report recommends replacement of RMA

Published By   /  March 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Report recommends replacement of RMA

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Report recommends replacement of RMA The Productivity Commission has completed its inquiry into allocation of land use in cities with release of the Better Urban Planning Report which recommends replacing the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA). The inquiry which has produced the final […]

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120th anniversary of admission of Te Apirana Ngata as a barrister and solicitor

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on 120th anniversary of admission of Te Apirana Ngata as a barrister and solicitor

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: 120th anniversary of admission of Te Apirana Ngata as a barrister and solicitor The 120th anniversary of the admission on 26 March 1897 of Te Apirana Turupa Ngata as a barrister and solicitor is something all New Zealanders can celebrate, the New Zealand […]

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Law Society reaches understanding with IRD on FATCA

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Law Society reaches understanding with IRD on FATCA

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Law Society reaches understanding with IRD on FATCA The New Zealand Law Society says that following discussions with Inland Revenue and the New Zealand Bankers’ Association it has now reached an understanding with Inland Revenue about application of FATCA to lawyers’ trusts accounts. […]

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Law Society recommends fundamental rewrite of child protection legislation

Published By   /  March 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Law Society recommends fundamental rewrite of child protection legislation

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Law Society recommends fundamental rewrite of child protection legislation The New Zealand Law Society says proposed legislation introducing a child-centred care and protection system needs a complete rewrite if it is to achieve the objective of protecting vulnerable children and young people. The […]

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Experienced women barristers urged to consider applying for QC rank

Published By   /  March 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Experienced women barristers urged to consider applying for QC rank

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Experienced women barristers urged to consider applying for QC rank The New Zealand Law Society is encouraging suitably experienced women barristers to apply for appointment as Queen’s Counsel. Applications for appointment as a QC opened on 27 February 2017 and must be sent […]

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Further changes recommended to modernised border legislation

Published By   /  March 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Further changes recommended to modernised border legislation

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Further changes recommended to modernised border legislation The New Zealand Law Society has urged Parliament to consider its recommended changes to New Zealand’s border legislation to ensure the law remains fit for purpose in future. The Law Society has presented its submission on […]

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Lawyers can redress gender leadership balance, says NZ Law Society

Published By   /  March 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Lawyers can redress gender leadership balance, says NZ Law Society

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Lawyers can redress gender leadership balance, says NZ Law Society Women will outnumber men in the legal profession later this year but there is still a noticeable imbalance in women in leadership roles, New Zealand Law Society President Kathryn Beck says. “International Women’s […]

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CPD declarations due within a month

Published By   /  March 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on CPD declarations due within a month

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: CPD declarations due within a month The New Zealand Law Society is reminding New Zealand’s lawyers that their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) declarations are due not later than 5 working days after Friday, 31 March 2017. The CPD Rules apply to all lawyers, […]

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Warren Richard McFie struck off roll

Published By   /  February 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Warren Richard McFie struck off roll

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Warren Richard McFie struck off roll Former Auckland lawyer Warren Richard McFie has been struck off the roll of barristers and solicitors by the New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal. Mr McFie admitted misappropriating $237,014.24 of client funds and consented to being […]

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NZLS points to further AML/CFT Phase 2 exposure draft concerns

Published By   /  February 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on NZLS points to further AML/CFT Phase 2 exposure draft concerns

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: NZLS points to further AML/CFT Phase 2 exposure draft concerns In a supplementary submission to the Ministry of Justice on the AML/CFT Phase 2 exposure draft bill, the New Zealand Law Society says it has identified some further concerns. The Law Society’s first […]

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Christchurch fires place pressure on lawyers

Published By   /  February 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Christchurch fires place pressure on lawyers

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Christchurch fires place pressure on lawyers The thoughts of lawyers around New Zealand are with members of the profession in Christchurch who are having to cope with the devastating fires, New Zealand Law Society Executive Director Christine Grice says. Ms Grice says the […]

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Law Society recommends changes to Parliament's rules to achieve better legislation

Published By   /  February 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Law Society recommends changes to Parliament's rules to achieve better legislation

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Law Society recommends changes to Parliament's rules to achieve better legislation The New Zealand Law Society recommends that Parliament consider changes to its procedures and rules to ensure better public engagement and to enhance the quality of proposed legislation. The Law Society has […]

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Could you be breaking the “laws of love” on Valentine's Day in the office?

Published By   /  February 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Could you be breaking the “laws of love” on Valentine's Day in the office?

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Could you be breaking the “laws of love” on Valentine's Day in the office? For most people Valentine’s Day (14 February) is innocent fun, a day where many couples simply celebrate being together. And it’s not uncommon to find people who work together […]

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