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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  /  No Comments

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  /  No Comments

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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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  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Law Society backs Principal Family Court Judge statement

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  /  Comments Off on WiFi now available in NZLS Libraries

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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