Nina Blomfield and Tara Wylie step into their new roles on 1 July. The promotions recognise the women’s strong reputations and remarkable client service, firm chair Anne Callinan said. “Both Nina and Tara are leaders within their fields and our firm. They are great examples for our junior team members and strong advocates for living […]
Dentons Kensington Swan welcomes the launch of Dentons Global Advisors, a game changing addition to the strategic consulting market. Dentons Global Advisors is an elite, multidisciplinary firm providing integrated strategic advisory services that will complement the work Dentons lawyers do advising our clients on their most complex issues.
In a statement, Chief District Court Judge Heemi Taumaunu said the adoption of the new model “represents a response to longstanding calls for transformative change to the justice system” to better “reflect the needs of a modern-day Aotearoa New Zealand.” “Te Ao Mārama means the world of light,” he said. “For the District Court, it […]
New Zealand operates in a unique environment when it comes to medical health law due to the role of ACC. Whilst the compensation agency works to resolve cases outside of the courts, it means that our case law for medical compensation is limited compared to other jurisdictions.
Earlier today the Chief Justice released interim guidance on the wearing of culturally significant decorative taonga as part of business attire for counsel appearing in all proceedings in all courts. This will include court staff. “This is a significant step for Aotearoa New Zealand and one we have been seeking. It is one of many […]
The new student research scholarship programme, led by the Buddle Findlay Child Health Foundation and Counties Manukau Health’s Kidz First Children’s Hospital, encourages undergraduate Māori and Pasifika medical students to complete research projects covering a range of critical health issues faced by Māori and Pasifika adolescents, or tamariki.
The New Zealand government has announced that a bill amending the Medicines Act has been introduced to accommodate the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines following a High Court decision regarding the legality of provisional vaccine approvals.
This year’s theme was “celebrating diversity” and while COVID-19 impacted the ability for international attendees to be present in person, interpretors lined the back wall along with a camera crew to live-stream the conference virtually around the world. The conference covered a range of interesting topics, and we’ll include more about it in our upcoming […]
Law Society welcomes new legal services model for Auckland and Waitākere Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Court
The Legal Services Commissioner has announced the final legal services model for Te Whare Whakapiki Wairua, the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Court in Auckland and Waitākere. The model is due to become operational on 1 July 2021.
Anderson Lloyd has recently expanded its leadership with the addition of Charlotte Houghton as a partner following a year of parental leave for the litigator. This marks the second time Houghton has been promoted shortly after returning from parental leave – in 2018, the firm announced her elevation from associate to senior associate on the […]