Speaking my language
Increasing Chinese investment in New Zealand has presented significant opportunities, but language barriers have highlighted the lack of Chinese-speaking lawyers in local firms.
Helping Businesses Work : New Zealand’s employment law landscape
The employment law landscape has been a dynamic one over the past 12 months, to say the least. NZ Lawyer caught up with some of the practice area’s top practitioners and each one told us that it’s been an incredibly busy year, what with Law and Colbert v Woodford House and Iona Boards of Trustees shaking up statutory minimum remuneration issues, and Terranova Homes and Care v Service and Food Workers Union bringing concerns around gender-based pay discrimination to a head. Here’s an overview of what’s happened, what’s happening, and a sneak peek at what’s yet to come.
Whanganui River deed of settlement initialled
The Crown and Whanganui Iwi negotiators have initialled the Whanganui River Deed of Settlement and Te Awa Tupua Framework Document which, if agreed to by Whanganui Iwi members through a ratification process, will settle historical Treaty of Waitangi claims relating to the Whanganui River
Where to sue?
The High Court's recent decision in The Hibernian Catholic Benefit Society v Hagai has added to the vexed question of the respective jurisdictions of the High Court and the Employment Relations Authority. Russell McVeagh senior associate, Kylie Dunn, investigates
Opinion: England's new defamation legislation sets benchmark
Quayside Chambers media-law barrister, Ali Romanos, argues England's new defamation provisions provide an (almost) ideal template for New Zealand
Mark von Dadelszen: High Court amending charitable trusts