New Zealand Law Society news

  • Exclusive interview: Meet New Zealand’s new Minister of Justice by Sophie Schroder

    Among the ministerial appointments announced by John Key for his “new-look” Cabinet on Monday was NZ’s new Minister of Justice: We speak to her about her former legal career and challenges she’s faced

  • ​Helping Businesses Work : New Zealand’s employment law landscape by NZ Lawyer

    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.

  • Lawyer admits to taking $2.8m in Ponzi-like scheme by NZ Lawyer

    A retired Dunedin lawyer has admitted to misappropriating $2.8 million of investments in a case that has all the trademarks of a Ponzi scheme

  • Warning issued after lawyers targeted by hackers by Sophie Schroder

    New Zealand lawyers are being warned to be extremely careful when taking and issuing instructions by email after a spate of recent cases where hackers took control of clients’ accounts

  • NZ top tier secures expert lawyer for partnership by Sophie Schroder

    A major Kiwi firm has announced the lateral hire of a talented corporate and commercial lawyer who is set to become a member of the partnership

  • How to turn a firm around from the brink of ruin by Sophie Schroder

    A keynote speaker at an innovative forum explains how he managed to turn a legal business about to hit rock bottom into a profitable beast with 35% turnover growth