The regulation of lawyers and legal services in Aotearoa New Zealand |

Te pae whiritahi i te korowai rato ture o Aotearoa

Independent Legal Review Panel

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa (the Law Society) has commissioned an independent review of the regulation and representation of legal services in Aotearoa New Zealand, including the structure and functions of the Law Society.

Lake Wanaka Tree. Independent Legal Review Panel
Photo courtesy of Nathan Cowley

This is the most significant independent review of the statutory framework which governs the legal profession in our generation.

Tiana Epati, immediate past President of the New Zealand Law Society

The commencement of the Law Society’s Independent Review will allow us to truly scrutinise our organisation, to analyse the legislation and rules covering all lawyers and determine whether they’re fit-for-purpose.

Jacque Lethbridge, current President of the New Zealand Law Society

Law Society Independent Review