Professor Jacinta Ruru Otago University Law School

Toitū te Whenua, Toitū te Mana

Renay Taylor, Thomson Reuters NZ  Senior Product Development Manager, attended University of Otago Professor Jacinta Ruru’s Inaugural Professorial Lecture (IPL).  This is her account of the event. She writes… This has been a stellar year for Jacinta Ruru (Raukawa, Ngāti Ranginui me Ngāti Maniapoto), Professor of Law at Otago University. On 1 January 2016 she commenced ...more

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The Law of Secured Credit launches

The Law of Secured Credit, by University of Otago academic Barry Allan was launched recently at a function hosted by the University and attended by friends, members of the profession, colleagues and students. The book is one of the largest bodies of academic writing completed for a first edition by a single author in New Zealand. ...more

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Margaret Bedggood – The Legal Luminaries Project

This is the second of a series of in-depth interviews with our esteemed legal leaders; our legal luminaries.  Professor Margaret Bedggood, QSO looks back over her life in the law, speaking candidly about her achievements, offering advice for younger lawyers and discusses what she thinks are the most important legal issues right now. About The Legal Luminaries Project ...more

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Infinitylaw – software for legal practice management

A lawyer’s time is always of the essence Managing time and information are fundamental to operating a successful legal practice. For many that is achieved through a fully featured and integrated legal practice system called Infinitylaw. What is Infinitylaw? Infinitylaw is a well-respected, customisable accounting, management and marketing system you can tailor to fit the ...more

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NewsRoom Alerts – Lead Paragraph Display Enhancement

Please be aware Thomson Reuters Westlaw alerts will be enhanced to include Lead Paragraph for NewsRoom content. All alerts with More or Most detail level selected on the alert delivery settings will have the lead Paragraph added automatically from the 22nd of April. This capability is already in place for Westlaw AU alerts. For more information on ...more

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McGechan on Procedure author Justice John Wild retires

Justice John Wild’s retirement was marked by a dinner at the Parliamentary restaurant Epicure in Wellington on April 6th. Ian McIntosh, Commercial Manager – Product Development, and Nigel Royfee, General Manager Commercial, attended on behalf of Thomson Reuters.  Nigel gave a speech thanking Justice Wild for his contribution to McGechan on Procedure. The full text ...more

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Westlaw NZ Scheduled Maintenance Notice

Westlaw NZ will be taken offline for scheduled maintenance on Saturday the 8th of April between 5pm and 12am NZST. We apologise for the inconvenience caused by this outage. If you or your colleagues experience any issues outside this window please contact Technical Care via phone on 0800 10 60 25 or email   The ...more

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Professor Craig Elliffe shortlisted for a major international tax law award

The author of the leading text “International and Cross border Taxation in New Zealand“, Professor Craig Elliffe, (Auckland University Law School), has been shortlisted for another major award. His paper “The Lesser of Two Evils: Double Tax Treaty Override or Treaty Abuse?”, originally published in the British Tax Review, is competing against five other research ...more

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The Next AML/CFT Compliance Wave – DNFBPs

Stricter anti-money laundering reforms affecting lawyers, real estate agents and accountants were introduced into Parliament 15/3/2017. (NZ Herald) In this article Neil Jeans from Initialism, an Australian based company whose specialty is anti-money laundering (AML) and counter terrorism financing, answers the questions: why are lawyers going to be subject to the AML rules? what are ...more