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 are invited to attend the swearing in ceremony for the new Christchurch silks.
03/09/2014 | Christchurch | more info...
CPD 14.5 hrs
The 2014 World Bar Conference will be held in Queenstown, New Zealand from 4 – 6 September 2014.
Online registration has closed. Please click here to contact the NZBA.
04/09/2014 | Queenstown | more info...
CPD 15.5 Hrs
Registrations are now open for the Appellate Advocacy Workshop
being held directly after the World Bar Conference in Queenstown, 7-8 September 2014.
07/09/2014 | Queenstown | more info...
This year's St Thomas More dinner is to be held on Wednesday 10 September 2014 at the Northern Club, Auckland.
10/09/2014 | Auckland | more info...
The President and Council of the New Zealand Bar Association invite you to a dinner to celebrate the admission to the Inner Bar of:
Russell Bartlett, Stephen Bonnar, Paul David, Marie Dyhrberg, Antonia Fisher, Paul Rishworth and Paul Wicks.
17/09/2014 | Auckland | more info...
Account of Profits - Dr Peter Devonshire University of Auckland
Exemplary, Aggravated and Additional Damages - Sir Peter Blanchard Former Justice of the Supreme Court of New Zealand
23/09/2014 | Auckland | more info...
New Zealand Bar Association joins the International Bar Association (IBA) and other Law Societies and Bar Associations worldwide
over the reported surveillance of Mr Upul Jayasuriya, President of the Bar
Association of Sri Lanka.
The Honourable Sir Mark O’Regan has been appointed a
Judge of the Supreme Court and the Honourable Justice Ellen France will replace
him as President of the Court of Appeal, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson
announced today. The Honourable Justice Mark Cooper has been appointed a Judge
of the Court of Appeal to fill the vacancy created in that court. The
appointments will take effect on 1 September 2014.
The New Zealand Bar Association welcomes the appointment of 14 new Queen's Counsel. Achievement of the Queen's Counsel rank is a recognition of professional distinction. It brings both opportunities and obligations.9:36 AM, 9 June 2014 | read more...
Sir Owen Woodhouse ONZ KBE DSC, a decorated World War II hero, former Supreme Court and Court of Appeal judge, Privy Councillor and architect of no fault accident compensation scheme, died on 15 April 2014, aged 97.12:29 PM, 16 April 2014 | read more...