Centre of excellence
New Zealand’s highly competitive capital demands the best of law firms, and as Ben Abbott finds, excellence in Wellington means being something greater than just local.
Strike while the iron’s hot
Property practices in Auckland law firms are being inundated with work off the back of a booming hot real estate market.
As many baby boomers delay retirement while the next generation of leaders knock at the partnership door, succession planning has never been more crucial for law firms.
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