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.
Location: 48 Marine Parade, Napier, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Date: 07 Aug 15-08 Aug 15
The Chief Justice and Higher Courts Judges invite NZBA members to attend a ceremonial sitting to welcome the Hon. Justice Rebecca Edwards to the High Court Bench.
14/08/2015 | Auckland | more info...
Seminar - Russell McVeagh - Wellington
The Chief Justice of New Zealand, the Rt. Hon. Dame Sian Elias GNZM,
the Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey Palmer QC and Dr Andrew Butler (partner, Russell
McVeagh) will present at a
seminar to mark the 25th anniversary of the New Zealand Bill of Rights
Act 1990, the 40th anniversary of the Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975 and
the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta on our jurisprudence.
20/08/2015 | Wellington | more info...
Live Stream of Seminar
The Chief Justice of New Zealand, the Rt. Hon. Dame Sian Elias GNZM, the Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey Palmer QC and Dr Andrew Butler (partner, Russell McVeagh) will present at a seminar to mark the 25th anniversary of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990, the 40th anniversary of the Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975 and the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta on our jurisprudence.
20/08/2015 | Webinar | more info...
Members are invited to attend a Final Sitting for Honourable Justice White to mark his forthcoming retirement.The sitting will be held at the Court of Appeal, Cnr Molesworth and Aitken Streets, on Friday 28 August at 4.00pm.
28/08/2015 | Wellington | more info...
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...
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...
Ten acting District Court Judges have
been appointed, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today.