On 20 August 2021, the Supreme Court delivered a significant 80-page decision on employment law. This is a first for the employment jurisdiction. Prior to August, the most recent substantive employment decisions from the Supreme Court were delivered in 2017.
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The Trusts Act 2019 came into force on 1 January this year and will apply to most existing and new trusts and signifies the first significant legislative change to trust law in New Zealand in over 60 years.
Britomart Chambers is delighted to announce that Maria Dew QC joins chambers from September 2021. Maria joins Michael Heron QC, Marc Corlett QC, Paul Rishworth QC, Erin McGill, Nick Williams and Charlotte Agnew-Harington. Josh Hansen, employed barrister, also joins the chambers with Maria.
Paul Rishworth QC, Michael Heron QC and Charlotte Agnew-Harington represented the Attorney-General of Samoa and the Electoral Commissioner of Samoa in litigation concerning the recent election and the resulting “hung parliament”.
Erin McGill on how to create and certify relationship property agreements online. "As part of my barrister’s practice, I provide services as an independent lawyer through Agreeable, an online service that helps people create and certify relationship property agreements online."
Paul Rishworth QC on the new measures. As convenor of the New Zealand Law Society’s Human Rights and Privacy Committee, Paul Rishworth recently appeared before Parliament’s Privileges Select Committee on behalf of the Society to present the Society’s submission on the New Zealand Bill of Rights (Declarations of Inconsistency) Amendment Bill 2020.
Michael Heron QC and Charlotte recently advised Air New Zealand in relation to the export of LM2500 engines. The question arose in relation to work done by Air New Zealand’s Gas Turbines Unit for Saudi Arabia. Michael and Charlotte advised that the exports did not require export permits, and MFAT subsequently came to the same conclusion.
The question arises time and time again: how is a barrister different to a solicitor? Put simply a barrister is a specialist advocate or litigator with expertise in representing clients in disputes both in and out of court.
Meeting online may be the new normal, but at Britomart Chambers our barristers have been leading the shift toward online dispute resolution mechanisms, too. Online mediation arbitration provide a custom-built, efficient and secure pathway for resolving disputes in a way that suits you.
The Gulf Livestock 1 was tragically lost at sea after departing from New Zealand shores with some 42 crew members and 6,000 cows on board. MPI commissioned Michael Heron QC and retired Rear Admiral Tony Parr to carry out an independent review of MPI’s Animal Welfare Export Certificate process and the welfare assurances MPI receives from animal exporters.