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.
The International Bar Association (IBA) 2014 Annual Conference will be
held in Tokyo, Japan, this year from October 19 to October 24.
19/10/2014 | Tokyo | 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:Anita Chan, Prudence Steven and Peter Whiteside
23/10/2014 | Christchurch | more info...
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...
Concerns have been expressed by members of the Association about the prominence that has been given in Conservative Party campaign literature to Melissa's position as the Executive Director of the NZBA. The concern is that it might suggest NZBA's support.
The NZBA is an apolitical organisation. It neither endorses nor supports in any way Melissa Perkin's candidacy, or the Conservative Party. Melissa is seeking election solely in her private capacity.9:51 AM, 16 September 2014 | read more...
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...