• "Karamalisation"

    Joe Karam's successful court action for defamation is another victory for Team Karam/Reed (barrister Michael Reed QC) but the so-called "payday" as some media have labelled it could be a long time coming.  It does however indicate that bloggers are as much in the firing line for defamation action as anyone else. The defamatory bloggers Kent Parker and Victor Purkiss, who were ...

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  • Sir Owen Woodhouse Passes

    The death of ACC architect Sir Owen Woodhouse, a former Supreme Court and Court of Appeal judge,has brought to a close the life of a jurist who had more influence than many on New Zealanders. He died at 97 and was regarded as a reformer and somewhat Left-leaning jurist whose influence upon New Zealand life was pronounced. Law Society president Chris Moore said ...

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  • Former Police Prosecutor Struck Off by Law Society

    Former Police prosecutor Timothy John Russell Sarah, 36, has been struck off the roll of barristers and solicitors by the Law Society. Sarah was sentenced to four years' jail in 2013 for supplying methamphetamine, one charge of possession of methamphetamine for supply and one charge of dishonestly accessing the Police National Intelligence Application and thereby obtaining confidential information. The charge was brought by the ...

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  • Greater Specialisation Required to Maintain Law Firm Competitiveness

    The latest Thomson Reuters survey on the Future of Law has established something that we probably already knew: law firms would need to become more specialised in future.  And the need to adopt more flexible work practices will also become more important. The survey was undertaken in the US with larger law firms, ranging from 20 to 250 lawyers, and established the need for ...

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