March 2021 The new Privacy Act came into force on 1 December 2020, providing a modified (and in certain respects more onerous) regime governing the collection, storage and use of information about identifiable individuals (referred to in the Act as ‘personal information’). In particular, the new Act requires any entity or person who holds personal… Read More.

March 2020 Reposing trust and confidence in his integrity, knowledge and ability, Justice Peter Thomas Mahon was nominated, appointed and constituted as a Royal Commission, to inquire into, and report on, the crash of a DC10 aircraft at Mount Erebus, Antarctica. So began the Erebus report, pursuant to Letters Patent of King George V dated… Read More.

June 2018 New Zealand has passed a law called the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (we will call it the AML/CFT law). The purpose of the law reflects New Zealand's commitment to the international initiative to counter the impact that criminal activity has on people and economies within the global community.… Read More.

November 2016 As the public adapts to the changes to drink driving limits, there has been a noticeable increase in the amount of people charged with driving with excess breath alcohol. The flow on effect is more convictions, more disqualifications and more applications for limited licences. Also known as a ‘work licence’, a limited licence… Read More.

June 2016 Internet users appear to expect it, and as a society we seem to be increasingly immune to it, but is that ‘trolling’ you’re doing (or suffering) online able to be actioned in court? The answer may be yes more often than you would anticipate. The mode of communication does not often determine the… Read More.