On 24 October 2017, international offshore law firm Appleby confirmed it was the victim of a cyber “security incident” in 2016. The firm, along with trust company Asiaciti and 19 other registries, working in what are known as “secrecy jurisdictions” (commonly interchanged with the term “tax haven”), had a combined total of 13.4 million files […]
New Zealand taxpayers are being advised by the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) to voluntarily come forward if they have exposure to the law firm Appleby, which is currently at the centre of the “Paradise Papers” scandal.
The Law Society of Upper Canada’s governing body (Convocation) has voted to change the regulator’s name from the Law Society of Upper Canada to the Law Society of Ontario, despite it being popular with practitioners, a statement from the Law Society says.
When Kiri Tahana decided to leave her corporate law job in Dubai she made the move back home to Rotorua after 15 years overseas. “This is where I’m from. I’m from Ngati Pikiao, Rotoiti, so I was always keen to eventually return home and use my legal skills to help Māori.”
The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) has upheld aspects of a complaint about four broadcasts in 2016 by Radio Virsa, a small Sikh radio station based in Auckland. The broadcast programmes were in Punjabi and contained host and talkback commentary about a wide range of issues and people in the local Sikh community.
New research suggests lawyers’ health is likely to be affected the more successful they are in their field.
A settlement has been reached with Elders Rural Holdings Ltd in a price fixing case arising from the livestock industry’s response to the introduction of the National Animal Identification and Tracing Act 2012 (NAIT Act), the Commerce Commission says.
As the managing partner of her own law firm, it isn’t lost on Mai Chen that there is a constant need to evolve even in the business of law, which many would deem more traditional than other professions. “I think the whole concept of the traditional law firm will have to change,” she says.
The Law Society of England and Wales is introducing a new scheme to help international lawyers who want to work in the two nations.