The NZBA has advised members that if they believe that activities undertaken in the ordinary course of their business are covered by the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act (the Act), they will need to respond accordingly accordingly to the DIA . However, it is important for all barristers to complete the form provided with that email.
The New Zealand Bar Association says open and informed debate on judicial decision making is good for justice. It has welcomed the decision by the National Standards Committee of the New Zealand Law Society to end its own motion investigation of barrister, Catriona MacLennan, following her criticism of sentencing remarks by a District Court Judge.
The Government established the Royal Commission into Historical Abuse in State Care on 1 February 2018. This inquiry is a significant step towards acknowledging and learning from the experiences of those who have been abused in state care in the past. The Minister of Internal Affairs, the Hon Tracey Martin, is seeking nominations of highly qualified individuals to join the Royal Commision's Chair, Rt Hon Sir Anand Satyanand on the Commission.