Yesterday I was involved in a commercial mediation in which the mediator, the parties and their lawyers were in five separate locations in New Zealand and Australia. Each party was physically in a different location from its lawyers. Each team of lawyers sat together in its office. The mediation was conducted over the internet. [...]
We are delighted to welcome four new barristers as members of Lambton Chambers: Ian Carter, Felix Geiringer, Tanya Kennedy and James Mahuta-Coyle. Ian, Felix, Tanya and James between them bring a wealth of expertise in a wide variety of areas, which complement the fields of law already spanned by the existing members of Chambers. [...]
We are shocked and saddened by the death of our long-time office administrator Joy Patchett, on 30 September 2019. Joy was central to the administration and management of Chambers for almost a decade. She will be much missed.
We welcome Debra Angus as a member of Lambton Chambers. Debra has over 20 years-experience practising at the heart of the parliamentary and public sector and held appointment as the Deputy Clerk of the New Zealand House of Representatives until 2015. Debra has advised on a wide range of public law and regulatory issues [...]
We warmly congratulate Kenneth Johnston QC on his appointment as an Associate High Court Judge. Ken has been in Lambton Chambers since 1997, soon after it was founded. Before moving to the independent bar he had been National Managing Partner of Rudd Watts & Stone. He has had a long and distinguished career at the [...]
What is a 'regular pattern' of acquiring or erecting and then disposing of your own home, and why does it matter? “REGULAR PATTERN” OF BUYING AND SELLING WHAT? The disqualifying provisions simply use the terms “dwelling houses” and “residential land”. Read literally, a regular pattern of buying and selling (or erecting and selling) any dwelling [...]
We congratulate Pam Davidson on her recent appointment to the Board of Trustees of the Todd Foundation. The Todd Foundation is a charitable and philanthropic foundation established by the Todd family. It aims to provide funding and support to organisations and projects in Aotearoa New Zealand that add to the Foundation’s vision of inclusive communities [...]
Augmented reality technology is another test for the law’s age-old struggle to keep up with innovation. Augmented reality (AR), the technology behind Pokémon Go, creates a virtual world that overlaps with the physical, so users can interact with a combination of both worlds in real time. AR has been flagged as a technology poised to [...]
Businesses are increasingly recognising cyber security and cyber resilience requires active and vigilant engagement by the board and senior executive team, and should not be restricted to the IT department. With the introduction of mandatory data breach legislation in Australia expected later in 2016, it’s never been more important for all levels of an organisation [...]
Wellington barrister and New Zealand Doctor columnist Gaeline Phipps puts a spotlight on what changes she has seen in the health sector and the past several years, what GPs ask barristers, and some advice on how to get through tough days.