New Zealand leads the world in many areas – unfortunately our rate of domestic and intimate-partner violence is one of them. The new family violence legislation, being introduced in two tranches, seeks to address this appalling situation.
The changes that took effect on 3 December are already having an impact on bail, charges and even parenting orders. And just what is in store from 1 July?
This seminar will provide information and insights from members of the bar and bench so that you are fully apprised in time.
- Understand the key changes that will be introduced for both criminal and family practitioners, including information-sharing between government agencies, Police Safety Orders, Protection and Property Orders.
- Gain a deeper understanding of the practical effect of changes to the Bail Act in family violence cases.
- Consider the impact of proceedings in different jurisdictions, criminal offending leading to appearances in the Family Violence Court and subsequent crossover applications filed in the Family Court.
Who should attend?
Family and criminal lawyers as well as general practitioners who work in either one or both of these areas.
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Colleen has been in practice for over 30 years, commencing in Auckland as a research assistant alongside Michael Crew QC, on the Arthur Allen Thomas
Royal Commission , she worked in London firms in Commercial litigation prior to returning to NZ.
Now based in Manukau she was a District Inspector for Mental Health, involved in national inquires over the care of patients in the mental health facilities and now carries out a mixed practice of criminal and family law work.
Adam has more than 20 years’ legal experience.
Adam began his career working in a national law firm in Wellington, followed by six years working in commercial litigation in New York. In 2007, Adam returned to New Zealand and worked for the Public Defence Service before joining Sentinel Chambers as a barrister.
Adam currently practises in all areas of criminal defence work, with an emphasis on alleged sexual offending, drugs and serious violence cases.
His Honour Judge Burns