National MP Hamish Walker and political powerbroker Michelle Boag have admitted leaking confidential patient information – but does that make them legally liable too?
A whole life sentence has never been imposed in New Zealand but it seems likely the prosecution will call for one for the Christchurch gunman.
In an open letter to Attorney-General Christian Porter, more than 500 women working in the law from across Australia have sought changes to the way judges are disciplined and appointed.
The culture of the legal profession has been built by men for men over centuries. It continues to rely heavily on personal networks that reinforce the status quo.
As a former NZ Police sergeant, I know firsthand how police fatalities shape one’s behaviour. The recent shooting of two officers in Auckland cuts to the heart of NZ’s trust-based policing policies.
Multiple failures to properly enforce border quarantine measures should never have happened, given the strength of New Zealand’s emergency laws.
On June 19, a court will decide whether Virginia must obey a 1890 deed that gave the state a plot of prime Richmond land as long as it would ‘faithfully guard’ the Robert E. Lee statue erected there.
The World Trade Organisation has thrown out the final legal challenge to Australia’s tobacco plain packaging laws. Now countries across the world can implement this game-changing public health policy.
Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser ordered ‘BLACK LIVES MATTER’ to be painted on a street near the White House. The act would have been considered vandalism had it not been done by city workers.
Lockdown is putting more pressure on relationships than ever before. Couples should be able to separate peacefully without apportioning blame.
COVID-19 harms older people most. Now more than ever they need an advocate to protect their rights and their health.
Healthcare practitioners face a difficult situation – they have the right to be protected, but are legally required to treat patients.
Dying without a will can cause all sorts of problems for families.
Fears of looming totalitarianism are unfounded, despite some valid concerns about new COVID-19 laws.
Legal challenges to New Zealand’s strict early lockdown rules will test how far a government can go in a public health emergency.
More than 100 healthcare workers in the UK have died from COVID-19 – for some, the government’s £60,000 payout will not be enough.
Most of the accused in criminal cases in South Africa would not be able to understand the record of their court proceedings.
With officers being hit by illness, arrests have dropped during the coronavirus crisis. Meanwhile crime rates have remained static, or even fallen. Is it time to rethink policing?
Many people are unaware of their rights and options if they receive a penalty notice, especially if they think they’ve done nothing wrong.
Releasing convicts amid the pandemic is not enough. The government should issue a law that provides alternatives to detention to avoid overcrowding.