In October of 2017, New Zealand moved to a coalition government with Jacinda Ardern elected as the world’s youngest head of government. With a fresh and bold stance on many topics, Ardern has led New Zealand to several big changes, including certain employment rights. One of the main changes that is being proposed to employment […]
“The adversarial lawyer goes out the window. How it works is that a defendant will apply for a position on the AODTC. Lawyers will make submissions to the court as to why that person should be accepted. It’s very thorough, covering all aspects of the person’s life, recommending as to whether the person would be […]
Thirteen experienced judges are to continue their service as acting judges in the Employment Court and the District Court, the government announced via the New Zealand Gazette.
An initial meeting took place on Monday to discuss the resumption of negotiations. “There is a common desire to prepare sufficiently for our upcoming mediation meeting to give it the best chance of success,” the PSA says.
The lecture, which will begin at 5:30pm, will focus on equality jurisprudence in Canada and equality rights guaranteed in the Canadian Constitution. It also includes a review of section 15 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which has played an important role in Canadian equality jurisprudence and has led to the achievement of substantive […]
Whether you’re a small business or a large corporation in New Zealand, the news that minimum wage is rising is almost always a startling one. The most recent announcement set by New Zealand’s coalition deal is that the minimum wage in New Zealand will be $20 by the year 2021. This is a fairly drastic […]
“As experienced practitioners in their fields, David and Ran fit our strategy to attract quality talent to further strengthen our expertise and enhance our high-performance culture,” said Martin Wiseman, DLA Piper’s New Zealand country managing partner. “Their appointments complement DLA Piper’s vast international pool of capability in both areas of law.”
People who want to make a submission to the Independent Panel looking at the reforms to the family justice system need to get their submission in by Friday 9 November. .“We want to encourage as many people and organisations as possible to share their experiences and views of the Family Court and the out-of-court services […]
“Karen is a talented lawyer with expertise in cross-border real estate deals, which fits nicely with our firm’s international reach and connection to the MinterEllison legal group,” said Andrew Poole, MinterEllisonRuddWatts chief executive.
The research has been published by Carly Lightowlers as “Drunk and Doubly Deviant? The Role of Gender and Intoxication in Sentencing Assault Offences” in the British Journal of Criminology. It drew on data generated from Britain’s Crown Court Sentencing Survey, which looked at over 30,000 cases heard between the second quarter of 2012 and the […]