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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  /  No Comments

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  /  No Comments

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  /  No Comments

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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Auckland barrister struck off

By   /  December 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Auckland barrister struck off

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Auckland barrister struck off Auckland barrister Anthony David Banbrook has been struck off the roll by the New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal. He did not appear at the hearing which was held on 2 November 2017 and he did not file […]

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Peter James Morahan suspended from practice

By   /  November 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Peter James Morahan suspended from practice

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Peter James Morahan suspended from practice The New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal has suspended Lower Hutt lawyer Peter James Morahan from practice as a barrister and solicitor for four months effective from 4 December 2017. Mr Morahan was found guilty of […]

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Law Society targets sexual harassment in the workplace

By   /  November 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Law Society targets sexual harassment in the workplace

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Law Society targets sexual harassment in the workplace Any sexual harassment in legal workplaces is absolutely unacceptable, New Zealand Law Society President Kathryn Beck says. The Law Society’s monthly magazine LawTalk has published an article by a New Zealand lawyer which outlines the […]

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Law Society suggests summary to accompany terms of engagement

By   /  November 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Law Society suggests summary to accompany terms of engagement

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Law Society suggests summary to accompany terms of engagement The New Zealand Law Society has released a simple short summary of the key information contained in terms of engagement. This can be given to clients along with the more detailed terms of engagement. […]

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Implied criticism of defence lawyers unacceptable

By   /  November 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Implied criticism of defence lawyers unacceptable

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Implied criticism of defence lawyers unacceptable The right to a lawyer is a fundamental part of our justice system and any criticism of lawyers for defending people charged with heinous crimes is not acceptable, the New Zealand Law Society says. “The current comments […]

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Hamilton lawyer censured

By   /  November 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Hamilton lawyer censured

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Hamilton lawyer censured Hamilton barrister and solicitor John Campion has been censured by the New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal after failure to fully comply with a lawyers standards committee order. The tribunal found that Mr Campion’s inaction on the matter amounted […]

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Law reform committees a great blend

By   /  November 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Law reform committees a great blend

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Law reform committees a great blend The New Zealand Law Society’s 16 new law reform committees are a wonderful blend of youth and experience, Law Society President Kathryn Beck says. The Law Society recently decided on the membership of its law reform committees […]

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Redraft needed for proposed AML/CFT Annual Report form

By   /  November 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Redraft needed for proposed AML/CFT Annual Report form

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Redraft needed for proposed AML/CFT Annual Report form The Annual Report form in proposed Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) regulations needs to be redrafted, the New Zealand Law Society says. The form – which will need to be completed by […]

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Support for Immigration NZ complaints and feedback process

By   /  October 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Support for Immigration NZ complaints and feedback process

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Support for Immigration NZ complaints and feedback process Immigration New Zealand’s new Complaints and Feedback Policy and Process is supported by the New Zealand Law Society. The new policy and process was introduced in June 2017 and a post-implementation review of the new […]

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NZ relationship property report highlights industry and social issues

By   /  October 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on NZ relationship property report highlights industry and social issues

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: NZ relationship property report highlights industry and social issues More efficient resolution of relationship property cases, greater certainty over the status of trusts, and stronger penalties for failing to disclose information are potential areas for relationship property law and practice reform, according to […]

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Christchurch lawyer censured

By   /  October 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, New Zealand Law Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Christchurch lawyer censured

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Christchurch lawyer censured Christchurch solicitor Julica Louie Carmichael has been censured by the New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal after admitting a charge of misconduct. The tribunal said Ms Carmichael created a false document and then falsely certified it in order to […]

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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  /  Comments Off on Reminder on need for junior counsel practising certificates

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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