Welcome to the website of the New Zealand Bar Association, an incorporated society which comprises mainly lawyers/advocates who practise at the Independent Bar, i.e. usually as specialist litigators or advocates, or experts in dispute resolution, in sole practice.
The website will provide you with contact details for members of the NZBA. Visitors may also access public documents and information of general interest. Members may access additional information which is confidential to the NZBA in the Members Area.
His Honour Justice Hansen will hold a final sitting ceremony on Wednesday 12 March 2014 at 4pm in courtroom 1 at the High Court at Auckland. All practitioners are invited to attend.
12 March 2014 | Auckland | more info...
The Scottish Young Lawyers' Association, in association with the European Young Bar Association, has announced details of the EYBA Spring Conference 2014. Scotland has been selected to host the annual Spring Conference this year, which the SYLA will host over the weekend of 13-15 March 2014 in Edinburgh.
13 March 2014 | Edinburgh | more info...
Members of the legal profession established and new, are invited to come together and join ADLSI in honouring the Rt Hon Sir Peter Blanchard following his retirement as a Judge of the Supreme Court. A dinner will be held at the Northern Club on Friday 14 March 2014.
14 March 2014 | Auckland | more info...
AMINZ Presents - Current Issues in Arbitration
Christchurch: 18 March, 1.00pm – 5.00pm
Wellington: 19 March, 9.00am – 1.00pm
Auckland: 20 March, 9.00am – 1.00pm
With Mark Colthart, Royden Hindle and John Walton
18 March 2014 | Christchurch | more info...
Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today that an appointment round for Queen’s Counsel will take place in 2014.
The Chief Judges of the High and District Courts have issued a new sentencing practice note to replace the 2003 note issued by the Chief Justice and then Chief District Court Judge which has been revoked.
For the third year in a row overall volumes of civil filings have decreased. This is an expected effect of the economic cycle and the volumes are still at higher levels than they were six years ago.
A pilot for the management of judicial review proceedings has been underway in Auckland for the last several months.