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 […]
Watkins is joining the firm’s Christchurch office on 1 December, expanding the partnership to 21. He moves from Duncan Cotterill, where he has been for 28 years, most recently as a special counsel.
“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 […]
“Sir Thomas was Chief Justice from February 1989 to May 1999. He was the first Chief Justice who had served as a member of the judiciary before his appointment. He was an excellent administrator who was respected by all as a person of integrity who was also willing to consult and seek advice where necessary. […]
Earlier in the year, Little asked the Law Commission for a briefing on how to best ensure that the country’s laws are consistent with treating abortion as a health issue. The justice minister specifically asked the Law Commission for advice on how to calibrate a health approach to abortion within the country’s existing legal framework.
“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 […]
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.