Resources | Ngā tānga
The Independent Legal Review Panel has published its report into how lawyers in New Zealand should be regulated.
A short video of the Panel explaining their key recommendations can be found here.
Analysis of consultation responses
In response to its discussion document the Panel received 183 email submissions and 1,308 survey responses. Sapere Research Group provided the Panel with a thematic analysis of the views expressed by those stakeholders. The analysis can be found here.
Cost benefit analysis
Sapere Research Group provided the Panel with a cost-benefit analysis of different models for regulating lawyers in New Zealand. The CBA can be found here.
The working papers below are a compilation of research that has been undertaken on behalf of the Panel. Unless otherwise stated, the research has been compiled by consultants from Sapere Research Group.
Working paper #1: A summary of international regulatory approaches
Working paper #2: A summary of international legal reviews
Working paper #3: Professional organisations and Te Tiriti o Waitangi (Baker Consulting)
Working paper #4: Legal regulation and Indigenous Peoples
Working paper #5: International approaches to Continuing Professional Development
Working paper #6: International approaches to diversity and inclusion
Working paper #7: International approaches to wellbeing
Working paper #8: International approaches to complaints models for lawyers
Working paper #9: International approaches to regulation and representation
Working paper #10: An international comparison of the costs of regulating lawyers
Working paper #11: Alternative business structures and multi-disciplinary practices
The Panel does not assume any responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions in them and nor does the Panel guarantee that the information in them is complete or accurate in all respects. The working papers are included on this page for general information purposes only. These papers contain links to other third-party websites and research, which are included for the convenience of the reader only; the Panel does not recommend or endorse the contents of those research papers or websites.
Panel discussion document (June 2022) can be found here.
A te reo Māori version of the Executive Summary can be found here.
Panel presentation on their consultation paper (July 2022)
The Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006
Lawyers and Conveyancers Act (Lawyers: Conduct and Client Care) Rules 2008
Report of the New Zealand Law Society Working Group (2018)
(‘The Cartwright Report’)