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Legal profession must act, says Law Society President

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  No Comments

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Legal profession must act, says Law Society President The wide-ranging discussion on sexual harassment and work environments in the legal profession cannot be allowed to die away, New Zealand Law Society President Kathryn Beck says. “The disclosures over the past week will have […]

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Law Society outlines complaints resolution process

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  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 outlines complaints resolution process The New Zealand Law Society has a robust process for investigating and resolving complaints about the conduct of lawyers, Law Society Executive Director Mary Ollivier says. “The allegations relating to sexual harassment and the wider discussion about […]

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Weapons brokering legislation changes recommended

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  No Comments

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Weapons brokering legislation changes recommended The New Zealand Law Society says some changes are needed to the Brokering (Weapons and Related Items) Controls Bill to improve the regulation of weapons brokering, consistent with New Zealand’s international treaty obligations. The Bill will introduce more […]

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New Zealand Law Society investigations

By   /  February 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Law Society investigations

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: New Zealand Law Society investigations The New Zealand Law Society is unable to confirm whether or not a complaint has been made related to the allegations of sexual misconduct towards students in a summer law clerk programme at Russell McVeagh. Law Society President […]

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Guidelines for working remotely released

By   /  February 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Guidelines for working remotely released

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Guidelines for working remotely released The New Zealand Law Society has released a Practice Briefing, Working Remotely, which outlines some of the ethical and practical considerations relevant to working remotely as a lawyer. The guidance applies to both lawyers in private practice and […]

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AML/CFT data collection planning recommended

By   /  February 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on AML/CFT data collection planning recommended

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: AML/CFT data collection planning recommended Lawyers who are reporting entities under the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering of Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 need to start considering how they will collect information for  their required annual reports, the New Zealand Law Society says. The AML/CFT […]

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Law Society provides AML/CFT compliance templates

By   /  February 8, 2018  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Law Society provides AML/CFT compliance templates

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Law Society provides AML/CFT compliance templates The New Zealand Law Society has released a bundle of eight sample documents to assist lawyers with compliance requirements for the introduction of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (AML/CFT) on 1 July […]

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Review of sole practice attorney arrangements recommended

By   /  February 8, 2018  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Review of sole practice attorney arrangements recommended

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Review of sole practice attorney arrangements recommended The New Zealand Law Society is recommending to sole practitioners that the start of 2018 is a good time to review their power of attorney arrangements. Section 44 of the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006 requires […]

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Returning Offenders law may contravene Bill of Rights Act

By   /  February 8, 2018  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Returning Offenders law may contravene Bill of Rights Act

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Returning Offenders law may contravene Bill of Rights Act Legislation managing people returned to New Zealand after conviction overseas may contravene the prohibition against retroactive penalties and double jeopardy in the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990, the New Zealand Law Society […]

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Support for Mental Health Roster reform objective

By   /  February 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Support for Mental Health Roster reform objective

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Support for Mental Health Roster reform objective The New Zealand Law Society agrees with the objective of proposed reform of Mental Health Rosters by the Ministry of Justice. A ministry consultation paper, Mental Health Rosters, proposes national implementation of a referral and roster […]

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Women lawyers now in the majority

By   /  January 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Women lawyers now in the majority

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Women lawyers now in the majority The New Zealand legal profession now has more women lawyers than male lawyers. The New Zealand Law Society says that of 13,103 lawyers currently practising in New Zealand, 6553 are women and 6550 are men. “I’ve been […]

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Verify emailed payment instructions, says Law Society

By   /  January 23, 2018  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Verify emailed payment instructions, says Law Society

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Verify emailed payment instructions, says Law Society Lawyers and law firm staff should ensure they check and verify all payment instructions received by email, the New Zealand Law Society says. There are now many instances of fraudsters and hackers using internal email in […]

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Appointment of Law Society Acting Executive Director

By   /  January 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Appointment of Law Society Acting Executive Director

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Appointment of Law Society Acting Executive Director Mary Ollivier has been appointed Acting Executive Director of the New Zealand Law Society, from 15 January. She takes over from Christine Grice, who has been appointed a High Court Judge. Mary Ollivier.  Mrs Ollivier has […]

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Former Napier lawyer struck off the roll

By   /  December 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Former Napier lawyer struck off the roll

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Former Napier lawyer struck off the roll A lawyer who had been suspended from practising for the past year has been struck off the roll of barristers and solicitors. Last year Richard Henry Hill was found guilty in the Hastings District Court of […]

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New Zealand Law Society hours over 2017/18 holiday break

By   /  December 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Law Society hours over 2017/18 holiday break

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: New Zealand Law Society hours over 2017/18 holiday break National Office (26 Waring Taylor Street, Wellington 6011). The New Zealand Law Society’s national office is closed for the holiday break from 5pm Friday, 22 December 2017 until 8:30am, Monday, 8 January 2018. New […]

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ACC vision still not achieved after fifty years

By   /  December 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on ACC vision still not achieved after fifty years

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: ACC vision still not achieved after fifty years The vision unveiled fifty years ago today by the Woodhouse Report is something to celebrate, but the accident compensation system which eventuated presents some very real access to justice issues, the New Zealand Law Society […]

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Cathedral reinstatement bill “rushed” and form not adequately justified

By   /  December 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Cathedral reinstatement bill “rushed” and form not adequately justified

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Cathedral reinstatement bill “rushed” and form not adequately justified The New Zealand Law Society says the Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Bill is rushed, and without adequate opportunity for consultation. In a submission on the bill, the Law Society says little over one working […]

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Guide to advise clients of AML/CFT information requirements

By   /  December 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Guide to advise clients of AML/CFT information requirements

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Guide to advise clients of AML/CFT information requirements The New Zealand Law Society has released a suggested one-page explanation which lawyers can give clients to explain why will need to collect and verify information as part of customer due diligence under the Anti-Money […]

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Law Society releases guidance on suspicious transactions and activities

By   /  December 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Law Society releases guidance on suspicious transactions and activities

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Law Society releases guidance on suspicious transactions and activities The Law Society has released three guides for lawyers on the requirements and ethical considerations of reporting suspicious activities and transactions when the Anti-money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism phase 2 requirements apply […]

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Commitment to increase in lead roles for women lawyers sought

By   /  December 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Commitment to increase in lead roles for women lawyers sought

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Commitment to increase in lead roles for women lawyers sought Lawyers and their clients are being urged to adopt a policy which requires them to commit to increasing the proportion of women lawyers leading court proceedings and other contentious matters. The Gender Equitable […]

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