Govt app won’t meet Level 2 requirements
The Government’s “digital diary” app cannot be used as intended without amending Level 2 contact tracing requirements for businesses.
Media QCs duel over access to Stuff’s finances
NZME goes to court to try to breathe life into its disrupted bid for rival Stuff - but Stuff’s owner vows their agreed conditions couldn’t be met and a deal won’t happen. Tim Murphy was in court.
Bringing justice to injustice
A new, independent Crown body that will have the power to send potential miscarriages of justice back to an appeal court is on track to begin receiving applications from July 1, writes Mike Munro.
Judge lifted ban on man visiting dying dad
High Court finds the Ministry of Health incorrectly applied the Covid-19 quarantine rules and was unjust in stopping a man from visiting his dying father.
Coronavirus - practical tips for employers
With COVID-19 reaching our shores last week, employers have a compelling reason to prepare for the legal issues coronavirus may raise for them and their employees. Liz Coats and Tim Clarke, Bell Gully partners in employment law, explain.
The Selective Fraud Office
The Serious Fraud Office is once again investigating a headline-generating case. But is it prosecuting the right crimes - or just the winnable ones?
Tweeting lands publisher in court
The High Court is told three tweets by a publisher repeated his paper and website’s defamation against former National minister Steven Joyce.
New terrorism bill could breach press freedom
A bill designed to deal with terrorists returning from overseas has hit its latest speed bump as human rights groups raise concerns that it could be used to stifle press freedom.
Mediators resolve 80 percent of disputes
Sorting out your disputes with an independent mediator can pay off - the latest survey by Victoria University of Wellington shows 80 percent achieve a result.