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CYF information request - survey (29 January 2015)

The Ministry of Social Development has designed a survey to collect feedback from Family Lawyers about the requests for information made for clients and the usefulness of the information provided. If you are a Family Lawyer who has made (or might make) a request for CYF information, please complete the... More about CYF information request - survey.

Rex Mason Prize winners announced (29 January 2015)

The winners of New Zealand's longest-established legal writing award have been announced. Zoe Lawton, Research Counsel for the Family Court, has won the 2013 prize for her piece Non-Consensual Artificial Paternity, published in [2013] NZ Family Law Journal 248. Auckland lawyer Ed Willis, a Senior Associate at Webb Henderson, has... More about Rex Mason Prize winners announced.

New High Court Judge appointed (29 January 2015)

Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson QC has announced the appointed of Christchurch lawyer Gerald Hope Nation as a Judge of the High Court. Justice Nation graduated LLB(Hons) from the University of Canterbury in 1974. He was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in February 1975 and commenced work with Christchurch law firm... More about New High Court Judge appointed.