Major conference highlights need for cross-lawyer collaboration
A Kiwi lawyer who has just returned from a major conference in Chicago says collaboration amongst lawyers across firm lines is the key to being competitive and successful
NZ’s most eminent legal minds to grace Law Awards judging panel
Some of New Zealand’s most prestigious legal names including a raft of top general counsel can now be announced as judges for the upcoming NZ Law Awards
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.
Top tier ready to lobby government about employment issues
A major New Zealand firm has been so surprised by the results of research it conducted into the employment arena, it has created a post-election wish list it plans to take to government
Banning work contact outside of business hours viable solution?
A ground-breaking law to combat work-related stress is being considered around the globe, but would protecting employees from being “permanently reachable” by modern technology actually damage NZ lawyers?
Growing demands on in-house teams
Tim Orsman of Simpson Grierson and Debra Blackett, Head of Legal at BP Oil NZ, discuss the growing demands on in-house teams.