The bill, which aims to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism, would require lawyers to keep a closer eye on who they’re acting for in high-risk transactions
The extra fund is part of the New Zealand Government’s new $503m Safer Communities package
Damage caused by last November’s 7.8-magnitude quake led to the building’s temporary closure
The high figure for the last two-and-a-half years disturbs and perplexes legal experts in the area
In particular, the Law Society is concerned over the bill not addressing significant issues.
As a result of last week's earthquake, the Wellington High Court building is closed until further notice