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.
Members of the NZBA are invited to attend the above
conference at a special NZBA rate.
31/08/2015 | Queenstown | more info...
The conference theme "Weaving Strands: Nga Whenu Raranga", signifies
the unique weaving together of cultural understandings, legal practice,
procedure and philosophy in Aotearoa to the international concept of
therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ). It will showcase the concept of TJ
across a variety of contexts.
03/09/2015 | Auckland | more info...
Members of the NZBA are invited to attend the South Pacific Lawyers' Association's second South
Pacific Lawyers' Conference in Brisbane on 17 -18 September 2015.
17/09/2015 | Brisbane | more info...
The International Bar Association's 2015 Annual Conference takes
place at the Austria Center, Vienna on 4-9 October.
04/10/2015 | Vienna | more info...
The 2015 Professional Women's Conference is being organised by the
Canterbury Women's Legal Association, an organisation dedicated to
providing support and networking for women lawyers in the Canterbury
09/10/2015 | Christchurch | more info...
Members are invited to attend the ceremony for the call to the Inner Bar
of Mark O'Brien and Richard Boast to be held at the No 1 Old High Court, Wellington at 4pm on
Wednesday 14 October 2015.
14/10/2015 | Wellington | more info...
The New Zealand Herald 21 August 2015 carried Jock
Anderson's "Case Load" article concerning Justice Patrick Keane of the High
Court. The headline and by-line "Bessie's killer wasn't alone in avoiding
preventive detention" implies that Justice Keane is somehow responsible for the
unfortunate death of Bessie Gotingco
and that his decisions not to impose a sentence of preventive detention on her
killer and another offender were wrong. .
Three lawyers have been appointed Queen's Counsel this year, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson QC announced.
The Ministry of Justice has advised that changes to
pre-sentence reports in the High Court will come into effect from 13 July 2015.
New Zealand's 10th Chief Justice, Sir Ronald Davison, died
at his home at the age of 94. Sir Ronald practised law in Auckland for some 30
years, and spent most of that time at the independent Bar. As a judge, he
presided over some of the best known moments in our legal history including
declined an injunction to halt the Springbok test in 1981 and heading the
Winebox Inquiring into alleged tax frauds in the mid-1990s.
11:27 AM, 8 July 2015 | read more...