Finlayson at Quintet meeting (10 July 2014)

Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson QC is in London to attend the sixth annual "Quintet of Attorneys-General" meeting. The Quintet is a meeting of the Attorneys-General of New Zealand, Australia, Canada, England and Wales, and the United States. Its objective is to share experiences and ideas, in particular on complex and cross-border... More about Finlayson at Quintet meeting.

IBA conference planned for Tokyo (9 July 2014)

The International Bar Association (IBA) says it will be holding its annual conference from 19-24 October 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. Early registration is now open and closes on 1 August 2014. The IBA conferences are claimed to be the largest gatherings of the international legal community in the world. The... More about IBA conference planned for Tokyo.

The lawyers' lawyers need lawyers (8 July 2014)

“Even lawyers’ lawyers need lawyers these days” is a joke doing the rounds in China as the government clamps down on lawyers who defend human rights. Law is a profession where the work often involves conflict and intense emotions. The courageous committment of many lawyers around the world can lead... More about The lawyers' lawyers need lawyers.

First peer-to-peer lending licence issued (8 July 2014)

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) says it has issued its first peer-to-peer lending service licence, to Auckland-based Harmoney. The licence has been issued under the provisions of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013. Peer-to-peer lending involves an intermediary, the peer-to-peer lending service, bringing borrowers and lenders together, and charging a... More about First peer-to-peer lending licence issued.