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How One Lawyer Used Lockdown To Assist Sole Practitioners To Connect and Grow

Following the first lockdown in 2020, Auckland family lawyer Jeremy Sutton recognised a need for greater support for sole practitioners, resulting in the setting up of a new legal platform providing support for sole practitioners …

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FMA Names New CEO – Woman Who Was At Forefront of UK’s Law Firm Regulatory Changes

Samantha Barrass, a kiwi economist with international experience as a regulator has been named as the FMA’s new Chief Executive, having served at the forefront of radical changes made to the regulation and ownership of …

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Have We Seen The End of Colin Craig's Defamation Lawsuits? . . Probably Not 1

Have We Seen The End of Colin Craig’s Defamation Lawsuits? . . Probably Not

The decade-long fights between former Conservative Party boss Colin Craig and various parties, notably his former employee Rachel MacGregor, has been touted as coming to and end with this week’s Supreme Court decision refusing leave …

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Australian Lawyers Provide Pro Bono Support to Afghans Seeking Refuge 2

Australian Lawyers Provide Pro Bono Support to Afghans Seeking Refuge

Australian lawyers are providing pro bono legal help to people from Afghanistan living in Australia following the Taliban takeover of the country. The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) has just launched an Afghanistan Legal Clinic …

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Chalk Up Another Kiwi Law Tech Success With $11 Million Sale of IP Group 3

Chalk Up Another Kiwi Law Tech Success With $11 Million Sale of IP Group

New Zealand trademark law practice Sortify has been bought for $11 million by ASX-listed Australian intellectual property group QANTM Intellectual Property Ltd, establishing a further kiwi law tech success story. Sorftify has achieved status as …

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Why Does The Law Society Stand Silent On An Important Issue of Judicial Conduct?

Karl du Fresne* The Dominion Post’s Marty Sharpe reports this week that human rights lawyer Tony Ellis has asked Attorney-General David Parker and Chief Justice Helen Winkelmann to take action over two senior judges who intervened …

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