• Bain Compensation Moves Ahead

    Discussions between David Bain's lawyers and Justice Minister Amy Adams last month have yielded positive results for Mr Bain with the Justice Minister confirming that judicial proceedings undertaken by him have  been discontinued. “With the matter resolved, Cabinet can now resume its consideration of Mr Bain’s claim for compensation for wrongful conviction and imprisonment,” says Ms Adams.   In February 2013, at Mr ...

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  • NZ Arbitration "Stars" Make QC List in UK

    New Zealand arbitrators have featured among the five leading solicitors in the latest Queen's Counsel list in England and Wales, both of whom also recently featured in LawFuel's "Arbitration Stars" list. Wendy Miles, (pictured) a graduate of the University of Canterbury, recently moved to the US-headquartered firm Boies Schiller & Flexner as head of international arbitration in London after 15 years with Wilmer ...

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  • Restorative Justice = Court Delays

    Sentencing Act amendments are creating a nightmare for courts across the country as the change, introduced six weeks ago, crates major delays while cases are put on hold for restorative justice providers seek out victims of crime to see if they want to meet their offender. Radio NZ reports that the delays are occurring notwithstanding that victims are already asked the same question by ...

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  • The Rise and Rise of Chen Palmer - 20 Years On

    As it approaches its 20th anniversary, Chen Palmer continues its growth with an anniversary in February, together with the launch of Mai Chen's second edition "Public Law Toolbox" text. The firm, started by Geoffrey Palmer and Mai Chen but operated substantially by Mai Chen alone in recent years, now has a four-partner team including Nick Russell and two newer partners, James Dunne and ...

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