Two make partner at Simpson Grierson

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 […]

Taonga to be allowed in Courts

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 […]

Alternative courts profiled at 2021 IAWJ conference

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 […]