NZBA President Kate Davenport QC warmly congratulates the eight newly appointed QCs. She notes that the appointments recognise their skill, leadership, and excellence at the bar, as well as a commitment to access to justice. The appointments, announced by the Attorney-General Hon. David Parker, were made under a process that includes the new criterion of a commitment to improving access to justice,
The Ministry of Justice’s Research and Evaluation Team has published a specialist report called “Highly Victimised People”. This report comes from New Zealand’s largest survey of crime - the New Zealand Crime and Victims Survey 2018 (NZCVS). Last year, more than 8,000 people over the age of 15 were interviewed face-to-face and asked about any incidents of crime they had experienced in the previous 12 months.