• Appeal Decision a Blow for Dotcom

    The Court of Appeal decision allowing a Police appeal in respect of Kim Dotcom's assets will make matters more difficult for Dotcom in his bid to beat extradition, as well as delivering a blow to separated wife Mona. The decision (reported elsewhere on LawFuel) dismissed an application from Mona Dotcom and the cross appeal from Kim Dotcom, related to assets restrained under an ...

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  • Meredith Connell's Continued Rise

    Meredith Connell is back in fighting form after suffering a severe decline in Crown Solicitor revenues, the loss of some senior partners and laying off legal staff in recent times. The firm, now pushing 100 years old, has opened a Wellington office, opened new commercial opportunities and is building upon its strong litigation base as well as making  a raft of new appointments, including ...

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  • Now Law Society Guns for Judith Collins

      As if Judith Collins isn't in trouble enough.  Now the Law Society are gunning for her over the naming of a lane outside Christchurch's new court and justice area after a friend of the Minister.  No, it's not the Cameron Slater Lane. The Minister is on a final warning from the PM over her China trip and over her relationship with ...

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  • Sir Cliff Hires Heavyweight Lawyer

    The ongoing investigation into British popstar Sir Cliff Richard has seen the star hire one of London's top 'crisis management' lawyers. Ian Burton has handled a range of celebrity clients facing tax, sex and other legal issues, including celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, the late singer Amy Winehouse, PR agent Max Clifford and Harrods' former owner Mohammed Al-Fayed. Known as a smart, tough operator ...

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