Professor Amokura Kawharu to be Law Commission President

Associate Professor Kawharu, whose iwi affiliations are Ngāpuhi and Ngāti Whātua, holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Law degrees (with Honours) from Auckland University and a Masters of Laws (1st Class) with a major in international law from the University of Cambridge.  She became member of the Auckland Law School academic staff in […]

Feedback from legal profession sought to close “justice gap”

In a recently released discussion paper, the statutory body detailed proposed improvements to the procedures to tackle this unmet need, which has been referred to as the “justice gap.” The gap is apparent, as shown by the increasing number of unrepresented litigants before the courts, including many litigants who cannot afford legal representation, the committee said.