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Meet incoming ADLS President Tony Herring

“I’m good, I’m good. I’m sweaty,” confesses incoming ADLS president Tony Herring. “I know you don’t need to know that but I’ve been racing around.” That’s not surprising. Since learning at the ADLS annual ...

The economic consequences of Cyclone Gabrielle

Cyclone Gabrielle will significantly widen New Zealand’s burgeoning infrastructure gap, with early cost-estimates of $13 billion adding to the current shortfall of hundreds of billions of dollars. With roads ...

ADLS Presidential Election 2023

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of members of ADLS will be held on Thursday, 2 March 2023, at 5.30pm, at the offices of Link Market Services, Level 30, PwC Tower, 15 Customs Street West, Auckland. Three ...

The thorny issue of appointing judges

How judges should be appointed is often one of the most contentious issues in constitutional law. In some countries, the executive and/or the legislature play a decisive role in appointing judges. Federal judges in ...

Do we need judges?

Let me start with three quotes. First: “There can be no free society without law administered through an independent judiciary. If one man can be allowed to determine for himself what is law, every man can. That ...

Not those kind of men

Bruce Jesson (1944-1999) would not have made a good courtroom lawyer. With his coke-bottle glasses and his tendency to mumble, Jesson’s rapport with the average jury was not likely to have been much better than Mr ...