CPD declarations due

There are a variety of ways in which you can meet your CPD requirements if you have not already done so, including any resources available online, and we encourage you to consider any appropriate activities that may be available prior to the deadline of 31 March. CPD activities are defined in Rule 3.1(b) of the […]

Chen Palmer to help develop online guidance on New Zealand Sign Language Act

“NZSL is recognised as one of the three official languages of New Zealand under the act. However, only 0.5% (22,986 people) of the population use it, and therefore it is considered a threatened language,” said Chen Palmer managing partner Mai Chen, who also chairs the Superdiversity Institute. “The online publication will provide plain English, easy […]

A new way forward for local trusts

Many local trusts are struggling with increasing compliance requirements, and the January 2021 changes to the Trusts Act will only exacerbate the issue. Kimberly Lawrence, Associate at Greg Kelly Law (specialists in trust law), says “It’s getting tougher to be a trustee. Risks are increasing, compliance costs and obligations are increasing, and it is expected […]

Christchurch barrister takes up the gavel at Environment Court

Attorney-General David Parker announced the appointment yesterday. In addition to serving at the Environment Court, Steven will also take up the gavel at the District Court in Christchurch. Steven’s practice focuses on resource management and local government/public law. She is an accredited independent commissioner for resource management proceedings.