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Friday, 9 March 2018
Update On Ombudsman
In November I posted on the High Court decision relating to the use of the term ombudsman in New Zealand. http://www.lahatte.co.nz/2017/11/...
Tuesday, 27 February 2018
When Judges Bend the Rules
I have been reading two separate items, the first being a blog entry by Joshua Rozenberg about Lord Denning, and a recent decision of the H...
Thursday, 14 December 2017
Lower Hutt City Council and Mediation
This is a short post just to comment on the story in the New Zealand Dominion Post daily paper, about dysfunctional relationships within th...
Friday, 24 November 2017
Pike River Mining Supreme Court Decision through the Lens of Restorative Justice
The recent decision of the New Zealand Supreme Court about the decision to offer no evidence in a prosecution of the mine manager, has attr...
Tuesday, 14 November 2017
Ombudsman and the Statutory Protection
New Zealand was one of the first countries to introduce the office of the ombudsman after the Scandinavian countries. Our ombudsman scheme ...
Monday, 31 July 2017
A Proposal for the Use of Restorative Justice in Professional Disciplinary Tribunals
A Proposal for the Use of Restorative Justice in Professional Disciplinary Tribunals...
Monday, 8 May 2017
Like many lawyers in the litigation space, I used to undertake work on legal aid. From 1978 when I was admitted to the bar, legal aid grew ...
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