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 a ceremonial sitting to welcome the Hon Justice Hinton to the High Court Bench.
30/01/2015 | Auckland | more info...
The United Nations
Regional Course in International Law for Africa, which will be held in
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 2 to 27 February 2015. It will be conducted in
English. The deadline for receiving applications is on Friday, 24 October
02/02/2015 | Addis Ababa | more info...
webinar outlines the tricks and traps in list appearances. Presented by
Associate Judge Bell and barrister Suzanne Robertson the webinar will clarify
the list procedures and help litigators deal with the unexpected.
18/02/2015 | Webinar | more info...
Members of the NZBA are invited to attend
the IBA 4th Asia Pacific Regional Forum Conference entitled Borderless
Asia taking place at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore on 18-20 March
18/03/2015 | Singapore | more info...
The United Nations International Law Fellowship Programme 2015, will be held in The Hague, the Netherlands, from 22 June to 31 July 2015. It will be conducted in English. The deadline for receiving applications is on Monday, 1 December 2014.
22/06/2015 | The Hague | more info...
The Ministry of Justice General Manager of Legal Aid Services, Michele
McCreadie, has advised that there will be changes made to the
administration of legal aid
Information on the earthquake list and use of its innovations in other lists, the Rules Committee and the Court of Trial Protocol.
The New Zealand Bar Association has been invited to submit
feedback on a proposal to improve information sharing between the family and
criminal jurisdictions of the court in cases of domestic violence
In 2011, the court made a commitment that earthquake cases would be
dealt with as swiftly as the court's resources permit. In fulfilment of
that commitment the court has an earthquake list to manage the
litigation overseen by Wylie J and Kós J.
It is with sadness and regret that I note the passing of Professor
George Hinde, Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Auckland.