M-Lex Podcast

18 MAY 2021

Complimentary International Privacy Checklist

Knowing your international privacy compliance requirements is vital to ensure your business is meeting its obligations which is why we are offering you this complimentary checklist.

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3 MARCH 2021

Employment Law Bulletin Complimentary Article

Applying the duty of good faith in practice, in a way consistent with Te Ao Māori, Treaty and employment law obligations

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26 FEBRUARY 2021

Complimentary Infographic: Important Changes from the Privacy Act 2020

A visual guide that plots out the increased powers of the Privacy Commissioner, new obligations and the fines associated with them.

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27 JANUARY 2021

Covid-19: Can employers make vaccination mandatory?

This article is republished with permission by the author. The original article can be found at STUFF.co.nz

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3 NOVEMBER 2020

Making the Cut? | An MLex Data Privacy & Security Special Report

After EU judges struck down the Privacy Shield data-transfer agreement, that’s next for US tech giants, thousands of other companies and regulatory regimes around the world?

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3 NOVEMBER 2020

Competition Concerns in the Time of COVID-19 | An MLEX Special Report

The pandemic forced countries worldwide to rejig antitrust, M&A and state subsidy policies. What has been the effect, and where are the new rules likely to endure?

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3 NOVEMBER 2020

Collusion Damage | An MLex Special Report

Australia's struggle to secure its first criminal cartel convictions and make jail time a deterrent at last

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3 NOVEMBER 2020

US Trustbusters Go After Google | An MLex Antitrust Special Report

The US Department of Justice has pressed the button on its landmark antitrust lawsuit against the search giant.

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3 NOVEMBER 2020

Employment Law Bulletin | Māori Underrepresentation in the Legal Industry

In this article, Keely Gage of Victoria University of Wellington explores the high stress and isolation weighing on young Māori lawyers due to underrepresentation within the legal industry.

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19 OCTOBER 2020

Lawyering Through COVID-19: Taking a Team Approach

Three partners from Russell McVeagh take a team approach to addressing the challenges of the COVID-19 lockdown.

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2 OCTOBER 2020

Lawyering through COVID-19: A Boutique Law Perspective

Dushan Delic and Shaghil Hasan, Partners from SD Legal Limited discuss how having access to electronic files helped their practice run smoothly through the lockdown.

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2 OCTOBER 2020

M-Lex FREE Report - Criminal Cartels

Australia’s creation in 2009 of criminal cartel offenses — and threat of up to 10 years in jail for offending executives — promised to change the game for the country's antitrust enforcer, struggling to investigate collusion and make civil penalties a credible deterrent.

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24 SEPTEMBER 2020

Lawyering through COVID-19: A Dispute Resolution Perspective

Catherine Green & Melissa Perkin, Executive Directors from the New Zealand Dispute Resolution Centre share how flexibility in uncertain times was the key to their operations.

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17 SEPTEMBER 2020

Lawyering through COVID-19 | Closing the Deal During Lockdown | Amon Nunns, Corporate Partner, Bell Gully

See how Amon Nunns was able to overcome the virtual-only environment challenegs to get the deal done during the Level 4 lockdown.

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7 SEPTEMBER 2020

Lawyering through COVID-19 | Keeping the Business of Law Running | Craig Graham, General Manager, Cavell Leitch

In this interview, we sit down with Craig Graham to discuss the processes and systems that helped keep the firm afloat during the lockdown.

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31 AUGUST 2020

Lawyering through COVID-19 | An In-House Perspective | Brent McAnulty, General Counsel, TVNZ

Read more about how Brent  and his team navigated the challenging tides of the COVID-19 pandemic within the media industry.

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28 AUGUST 2020

Sentencing a terrorist in New Zealand

In a considered judgment spanning 44 pages, Justice Mander yesterday sentenced the Mosque terrorist to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for murdering 51 people, concurrent sentences of 12 years on each of the charges of attempted murder and life imprisonment for committing a terrorist act ([2020] NZHC 2192).

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19 AUGUST 2020

Lawyering through COVID-19: A Large Law perspective | Graham Murray, Partner, Bell Gully

In this series, we talk to lawyers from different sectors of the industry about how they’ve adapted to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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12 AUGUST 2020

The Return of COVID-19

This article is republished with permission by the author. The original article can be found at The Conversation

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22 JULY 2020

Covid 19 coronavirus: Lawyers call for a review of lockdown prosecutions

NEW ZEALAND HERALD

The association for defence lawyers wants an urgent review of all Covid-19 prosecutions in light of a massive case backlog in the district court. Ministry of Justice figures show the police laid 989 criminal charges over restriction breaches during alert levels 2, 3 and 4..

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15 JULY 2020

Auckland District court awaits special group's recommendations to improve efficiency

NEW ZEALAND HERALD

Significant changes are afoot in the country's largest and busiest court as a special group finalises its recommendations to make the justice system more efficient.

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23 JUNE 2020

One problem with the compassionate leave ban: it’s quite possibly not legal

ANDREW GEDDIS | PROFESSOR OF LAW – UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO | AUTHOR OF ELECTORAL LAW IN NEW ZEALAND: PRACTICE AND POLICY, 2E
PUBLISHED WITH PERMISSION, ORIGINALLY APPEARS AT THE SPINOFF

While the announcement that nobody in managed isolation will be allowed out early on compassionate grounds might sound reassuring, its legal basis appears extremely shaky, writes law professor Andrew Geddis.

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23 JUNE 2020

Access to justice in the employment jurisdiction: A perspective from Community Law

Stephen Parry, Senior Lawyer, Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley

Observing an employment law clinic at one of the country’s community law centres, one would be hard-pressed not to reflect on the inherent imbalances of power present in the employment relationship.

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29 MAY 2020

Suspension of construction contracts in the time of COVID-19 — [2020] NZLJ 144

Kelly Quinn | Bankside Chambers, Auckland

Originally published in the May issue of the New Zealand Law Journal

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29 MAY 2020

Technology – friend or foe? — [2020] NZLJ 128

Christine Gordon and Shukti M Sharma | MinterEllisonRuddWatts, Auckland

Originally published in the May issue of the New Zealand Law Journal

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29 MAY 2020

NZLJ Editorial: Law in the time of COVID-19 — [2020] NZLJ 81

Editorial from the April edition of the New Zealand Law Journal — [2020] NZLJ 81

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27 MAY 2020

Coronavirus: Staff can't demand to work from home in post-Covid world

By Susan Hornsby-Geluk, General Editor, Employment Law Bulletin

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19 MAY 2020

Contact tracing in the privacy age. What’s the future of digital contact tracing in NZ?

“Contact tracing” is one of the phrases Covid-19 has introduced into our everyday vernacular and even our legislation. Most New Zealand businesses, including retail stores, malls, cafes, cinemas and gyms, are now able to operate if they comply with public health guidelines, including the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level 2) Order 2020.

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08 MAY 2020

Yes, the courts should scrutinise the lockdown. But Bridges’ committee should back off.

ANDREW GEDDIS | PROFESSOR OF LAW – UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO | AUTHOR OF ELECTORAL LAW IN NEW ZEALAND: PRACTICE AND POLICY, 2E

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28 APRIL 2020

The legal basis for the lockdown may not be as solid as we’ve been led to believe

ANDREW GEDDIS | PROFESSOR OF LAW – UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO | AUTHOR OF ELECTORAL LAW IN NEW ZEALAND: PRACTICE AND POLICY, 2E

CLAUDIA GEIRINGER | CHAIR IN THE FACULTY OF LAW – VICTORIA UNIVERSITY WELLINGTON

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28 APRIL 2020

COVID-19 FAQs for Employers from Dundas Street Employment Lawyers

Published with permission from Susan Hornsby-Geluk, Partner and General Editor of the Employment Law Bulletin

Updated – 7-April Updated – 25-March Published – March 2020


23 APRIL 2020

COVID-19 Privacy in a Pandemic

Tania Goatley, Laura Littlewood and Kristin Wilson of Bell Gully and reproduced with permission

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21 APRIL 2020

Latest updates to the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme - what employers need to know

Liz Coats and Tim Clarke of Bell Gully and reproduced with permission

Further significant clarifications and updates were announced on 27 and 28 March 2020, which are relevant to any New Zealand employer that has not yet (as at 4pm on 27 March 2020) applied for wage subsidy relief under the Scheme.

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21 APRIL 2020

COVID-19 Practical Tips for Employers

Liz Coats and Tim Clarke of Bell Gully and reproduced with permission

Outbreaks of infectious disease are not entirely uncommon (we have of course seen outbreaks of measles and swine flu in recent years), but the employment and health and safety issues regarding coronavirus are not straight-forward. There is no “one size fits all" approach that will work for every workplace.

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14 APRIL 2020

Opinion: Administration of Oaths and Declarations in Circumstances of Mandatory Self-Isolation

Paul Collins | Contributing Author, Professional Responsibility in New Zealand

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa asked Auckland barrister Paul Collins to give his opinion on the administration of oaths and declarations in circumstances of mandatory self-isolation. This is reproduced below. The Law Society has informed the Ministry of Justice of this approach and has also referred it to the Rules Committee for its information.

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01 APRIL 2020

Employers unilaterally cutting pay during coronavirus lockdown are acting illegally

Susan Hornsby-Geluk | General Editor, Employment Law Bulletin

OPINION: Over the past week I have seen some bizarre employment practices – practices that would be plainly unlawful in peacetime. By Susan Hornsby-Geluk, General Editor of Employment Law Bulletin

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27 MARCH 2020

The government is giving new orders. What is the legal basis for them?

Andrew Geddis | Author of Electoral Law in New Zealand: Practice and Policy, 2e

Sweeping new restrictions on travel and assembly are being rolled out, with more likely. Andrew Geddis details the laws which allow the government to impose them.

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27 MARCH 2020

How politics, police and power work in lockdown New Zealand

Andrew Geddis | Author of Electoral Law in New Zealand: Practice and Policy, 2e

And who watches over the use of that power? Law professor Andrew Geddis on the way authority operates at Covid-19 alert level four.

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23 MARCH 2020

Coronavirus and the Rule of Law: A Warning From History

Ian McDougall | EVP & General Counsel | LexisNexis L&P

From time to time, every nation has an emergency of one kind or another to face. It tests all aspects of that nation -- the people, the facilities, the finances -- and very occasionally it also tests a commitment to the Rule of Law.

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