Legal profession statistics

11 December 2013
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First names of New Zealand lawyers

by Geoff Adlam New Zealand’s 11 805 practising lawyers share 2 316 different first names. Analysis shows that the “top 10” of male and female first names is dominated by what might be called “traditional English” names: John Sarah David and Nicola lead the lists. The table below looks at ... More about First names of New Zealand lawyers.

25 January 2011
By NZLS

Lawyers In Practice Statistics: Tax

Information obtained from holders of current practising certificates shows that at mid-January 2011 235 practitioners spent over 50% of their time working in tax law. This was 3.7% of all lawyers who indicated an area of practice where they spent over half of their time. Tax law is the eighth-most ... More about Lawyers In Practice Statistics: Tax.

22 December 2010
By NZLS

Civil legal aid in 2009/10

Civil legal aid payments made up just 3.0% of all applications for legal aid in the year to 30 June 2010 according to the Legal Services Agency’s annual report for 2009/10 (tabled on 20 December 2010). Overall total gross payments to private lawyers through the Legal Aid Scheme totalled $157.230 ... More about Civil legal aid in 2009/10.

21 December 2010
By NZLS

Criminal Legal Aid in 2009/10

Criminal legal aid payments made up just under half of all gross payments made in the year to 30 June 2010 according to the Legal Services Agency’s annual report for the year (tabled on 20 December 2010). Overall total gross payments to private lawyers through the Legal Aid Scheme totalled ... More about Criminal Legal Aid in 2009/10.

21 December 2010
By NZLS

Family Legal Aid in 2009/10

Information from the Legal Services Agency’s annual report for the year to 30 June 2010 (tabled on 20 December 2010) shows that payments relating to Family legal aid had the biggest proportionate increase of any category. Overall total gross payments to private lawyers through the Legal Aid Scheme totalled $157.230 ... More about Family Legal Aid in 2009/10.

22 November 2010
By NZLS

Crown Solicitor Contact Details

Auckland: SJE Moore Phone 09 336 7500; Fax 09 336 7629; Email simon.moore@meredithconnell.co.nz Meredith Connell & Co PO Box 2213 Shortland Street Auckland 1140. Christchurch: BM Stanaway Phone 03 366 0264; Fax 03 366 7474; Email bms@raydon.co.nz Raymond Donnelly & Co PO Box 533 Christchurch 8140. Dunedin: RP Bates Phone ... More about Crown Solicitor Contact Details.

18 November 2010
By NZLS

Legal services fees Sep 2010

Legal Services fees show small rise in September 2010 quarter Information from Statistics New Zealand’s Producers Price Index shows that fees for legal services (personal and corporate) rose by 0.7% in the three months ended 30 September 2010. Fees for legal services rose by 2.3% in the year ended 30 ... More about Legal services fees Sep 2010.

17 November 2010
By NZLS

Women in the Judiciary

The New Zealand Census of Women’s Participation 2010 compiled by the Human Rights Commission shows that at 12 July 2010 women made up 26% of the judiciary. “Figures from the Ministry of Justice show an increase of representation of women on the bench of just 0.3% since the last census ... More about Women in the Judiciary.

17 November 2010
By NZLS

Major areas of legal practice

More New Zealand lawyers spend over half their time working in the fields of company and commercial law than any other area of practice. Information collected by the New Zealand Law Society shows that on 10 November 2010 9.8% of 11 308 practice certificate holders worked for over 50% of ... More about Major areas of legal practice.

17 November 2010
By NZLS

Women in Partnerships

South Island law firm Anderson Lloyd had the highest proportion of women partners in law firms with over 10 partners in August 2010 according to the Human Rights Commission. The Commission’s sixth annual report New Zealand Census of Women’s Participation 2010 notes “glacial progress” in the number of women who ... More about Women in Partnerships.

17 November 2010
By NZLS

Practising certificates Aug 2010

Almost 11 000 hold Practising Certificates The number of lawyers holding practising certificates in New Zealand has grown by 32% in the last decade. Figures collected by the NZLS Registry show that at 3 August 2010 there were 10 945 active practising certificates. In the year ended 30 November 2000 ... More about Practising certificates Aug 2010.