• Edward Snowden's Guest Appearance

    Like many nations around the world, New Zealand over the last year has engaged in a serious and intense debate about government surveillance. The nation’s prime minister, John Key of the National Party, has denied that New Zealand’s spy agency GCSB engages in mass surveillance, mostly as a means of convincing the country to enact a new law vesting the agency with ...

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  • Who Is Glenn Greenwald, Anyway?

    Who is Glenn Greenwald, the man at the current centre of John Key's hacking crisis de jour?  For one thing he is a lawyer who grew bored with litigation and wanted to engage in more political events.  Which is precisely what he is, once again, in the centre of. Greenwald rose to fame, or infamy, originally as the Guardian US columnist who broke ...

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  • Feltex Directors Decision: Not Liable for Prospectus Failings

    Former Feltex Carpets directors are not liable for dislosure failings alleged in High Court proceedings, according to a just-released decision from Justice Dobson. The judge found that the 2004 prospectus contained "some justification" for a number of the criticisms of the content of the prospectus.  However he found that none of them would trigger liability under the Securities Act in his judgment (see below ...

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  • Kensington Swan's Success With Women in Law

    The ongoing issue of achieving success in the law has been something LawFuel has reported for several years and advances are being made.  However, as The Herald has reported this week, Kensington Swan's Alastair Carruthers has worked towards encouraging gender balance and equal opportunities for everyone at Kensington Swan. Mr Carruthers' highest profile hire since taking on the CEO role at the firm ...

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