Law Society says it wants a new regulator

Law Society says it wants a new regulator
New Zealand Law Society president Frazer Barton says the creation of a standalone regulator is logical. (Image: NZLS)
Oliver Lewis
The New Zealand Law Society has endorsed a proposal to separate out its regulatory and membership functions. For now, it is both a membership group for lawyers and the watchdog dealing with complaints against those in the profession.The creation of a new independent regulator was the headline recommendation of a report released earlier this year as part of an independent review process – described by the society as a once-in-a-generation review of the legal profession's framework.On Thursday, the society released its response to the r...

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