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.
This conference will consider the establishment, role and functioning of
the Supreme court. It will include analysis of the emerging
jurisprudence of the court in the most important areas of New Zealand
14/11/2014 | 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...
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 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.
The Environment Court is releasing a new Practice Note which
will come into force on 1 December 2014 and will replace earlier practice
notes. The Court notes that it is not a set of inflexible rules, but that it is
to be followed unless there is good reason to do otherwise.
Legal Aid Services (LAS)
commencing its external consultation about the criminal legal aid fixed fees
with a series of workshops to be held in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
The purpose of the workshops is to ensure that LAS has a good sense of the
range of issues and gaps with the criminal fixed fees schedules, and the
priority areas to be addressed.