New Zealand Law Society news

  • Lawyer censured, fined by Hannah Norton

    A NZ lawyer has been censured and ordered to pay after admitting two charges of misconduct.

  • August appointments by NZ Lawyer

    A New Zealand IP firm has announced new senior associate and associate appointments, while an experienced lawyer has been reappointed as chairman of the Real Estate Agents Authority.

  • The last moot for two old mates by Hannah Norton

    Two NZ lawyers, who happen to be old law school mates, have teamed up to take out a national cup before hanging up their competition ‘boots’.

  • Lawyer admits six charges after heavy workload-related errors by Hannah Norton

    The censuring of a NZ lawyer with a previously unblemished record has prompted the NZ Law Society president to remind lawyers to put their hand up when inundated with a heavy workload.

  • Judicial Conduct Commissioner appointed by Hannah Norton

    A former executive director of the New Zealand Law Society will be in charge of addressing complaints about the conduct of Judges, while a lawyer formerly of a major NZ firm has been appointed his deputy.

  • Rule of law under threat in Nauru by Hannah Norton

    Well-known NZ legal academics - and the Law Society - are slamming recent actions of the Nauru government, calling on NZ’s Foreign Minister Murray McCully to take more decisive action.