The Human Rights Commission received 5,453 new human rights enquiries and complaints in 2016/17, an increase of 117 over the previous year.
The Overseas Investment Office (OIO) is advising lawyers acting for non-New Zealand citizens to study the requirements of the Overseas Investment Act 2005.
Global firms focus on tech innovation with launches Two global law firms have ramped up their focus on innovation and technology.
The Chief Executive of Crown Law, Una Jagose, says a report suggesting the department has one of the largest gender pay gaps in the public sector is “simply false”.
The Minister for the Environment David Parker says the ban contributes to global efforts to reduce the amount of plastic ending up in oceans.
Keeping up to date with employment law is really difficult, plain and simple. It doesn’t matter who you are or what training you have, (unless you happen to be a lawyer who specialises in employment law, in which case you already know what you’re doing, so feel free to move on!). What you need to […]
New Zealand’s legal sector is upbeat about revenue growth in the next financial year, a benchmarking survey of the country’s law firms has found.
Peter James Morahan, a lawyer from Lower Hutt, will be suspended from practice as a barrister and solicitor from 4 December because of his misconduct.
The Commerce Commission has issued a ‘stop now’ letter to Aero Fire (NZ) Sales & Service Ltd (Aero Fire), over business practices which the Commission considers may be harmful to consumers. Aero Fire operates mainly in Auckland and Hamilton, and charges customers to service, test, refill and recharge fire extinguishers.
WorkSafe completed 417 investigations in response to serious health and safety breaches in the year to 30 June 2017, the agency says in its annual report. It initiated 73 prosecutions and completed 66 of these, with 88% being successful.