WorkSafe says businesses need to remember that legislation rather than standards determine the protections they are required to provide their workers and other people affected by their work. “AS/NZS ISO 45001 does not specifically reflect all the obligations and duties set out in the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015. This means adopting the […]
Emma Tonkin is joining the firm on Monday as a special counsel, the firm has confirmed to NZ Lawyer. She was most recently a senior associate at Kensington Swan, where she moved to after a stint as managing associate at Addleshaw Goddard in London.
Ever so often we come across news of sexual harassment on television, in our daily newspapers; you hear it from your friends or colleagues. There are various laws implemented to safeguard people against harassment of all kinds, lawmakers are people we trust when it comes to getting justice, but as per statistics, one in every […]
The appointments come as Jacqui Gray and Michael de Buyzer have retired from the group’s board after each serving six years. Gray, a partner at Gifford Devine in Hastings, was the director responsible for member firm staff training and development. De Buyzer, a partner at Berry & Co in Oamaru, was the director responsible for […]
Community Magistrates are judicial officers who deal with a wide-ranging body of work. They can impose sentences on persons who have been found guilty or plead guilty to certain minor imprisonable offences, and can conduct defended hearings for a range of non-imprisonable offences.
The amendments recommended by the select committee would remove the two proposed new sections, leaving only part of an amendment to Schedule 1. The committee recommends deleting the clause which aims to resolve uncertainty about whether an arbitration clause in a trust deed would be binding under the Act. It says the Trusts Bill addresses […]
Royden Hindle has been elected president, joined by Nicola Hartfield as vice president. The Hon Paul Heath QC and Ngarongo Ormsby have also joined the AMINZ council.
“I feel a huge personal disappointment as to what has occurred in the legal profession and I’m personally committed to leading the change required,” she said. “The quality of the task force members gives me great confidence that the cultural change we are committed to in our legal community is within our grasp. We can […]
Bill is not earlier brought into force by Order in Council. The Bill, as with previous legislation establishing independent investigative bodies, is designed to be brought into force by Order in Council once the Commission itself is able to operate effectively. That will happen when the necessary appointments have been made, Parliament has appropriated funds […]
“The rising number of reports we are seeing demonstrates the growing level of trust for CERT NZ as a central front door for cyber security issues,” says CERT NZ Director Rob Pope. “But the volume of incident reports is only one aspect of the work we do, and this quarter CERT NZ is pleased to […]