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 University of Auckland is hosting a week long public
lecture series for the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta which is free and open
for anyone to attend.
06/07/2015 | Auckland | more info...
The dispute resolution event of the year - the only national dispute resolution conference held annually in New Zealand.
23/07/2015 | Wellington | 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...
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...
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...
From 1 July 2015, barristers can apply to the New Zealand Law Society
for approval to accept instructions directly from clients without an
instructing solicitor, subject to limitations as to forum or the type of
The New Zealand Bar Association is a co-sponsor of the Young Lawyers
Mooting Competition. The Auckland finals were held on 18 June 2015 in the no. 1 Court Room at
the Auckland High Court before their Honours, Justice Stevens, Justice
Woolford and Justice Andrews.
The Court of Appeal has been operating a pilot scheme of a fast track procedure for urgent civil appeals since 2011. Consultation with the profession has indicated that the pilot scheme has been successful. Accordingly, the fast track procedure will continue on an ongoing basis.4:38 PM, 22 June 2015 | read more...
Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today the appointment
of Christchurch Queen's Counsel, Nicholas Davidson, and Auckland
Barrister, Rebecca Edwards, as Judges of the High Court.
Justice Davidson will sit in Christchurch and Justice Edwards will sit in Auckland.
The NZBA President and Council offers its sympathies to the
wife and family of John Marshall QC. Mr Marshall died at home on 14 June 2015,
aged 68, after battling a brain tumour for the last 11 months.
A Funeral Service will be held at St John's in the City, Presbyterian
Church, Willis Street, Wellington at 2pm on Friday June 19th, to be followed by
private cremation. Donations to Mary Potter Hospice would be appreciated and may be left at the