Technology & Law

The ADLS Technology & Law Committee has offered perspectives on topics such as modernising legal processes, privacy, intellectual property, online safety, cyber-crime and cloud services governance. The wider profession can occasionally struggle with the pace of technological developments and their impact upon the practice of law. This is therefore an area where advice and guidance from experienced practitioners is invaluable.

The Committee has focussed on providing practitioners with articles, advice and seminars on the impact of new technologies. It’s members were heavily involved in ensuring, through seminars and articles, that practitioners understood their responsibilities in regard to the new electronic discovery rules that were recently introduced. The Committee is also focussed on ensuring that the potential and liabilities of new technology are recognised by the legal profession. They also maintain a watching brief and make submissions on new pieces of legislation and government policy in relation to the use and security of technology and data security. 

Gallagher & Co Consultants

Lloyd Gallagher (Convenor)

Lloyd is actively involved around the world in Alternative Dispute Resolution where he acts as Arbitrator and Mediator. With a strong IT background, Lloyd works with law practitioners’ and policy makers to develop solutions that focus on access to justice and technology security.

Phone 07 823 6501 - Email
Maude & Miller

Richard Anstice

Phone 04 237 4129 - Email
Rob Harte Lawyer

Andrew Easterbrook

Andrew Easterbrook works at Rob Harte Lawyer, dealing mainly with technology law, relationship property and estate litigation. He is also a musician and a computer geek.

Phone 09 974 8280 - Email
Stace Hammond

Arran Hunt

Arran Hunt is a partner at Stace Hammond, where he heads up their Tech Law division. Arran was previously working as a technical business analyst, for a Fortune50 company in London and several large firms and city councils in Auckland, before being admitted in 2010.

Phone 09 307 7909 - Email
University of Auckland

Melanie Johnson

Melanie is legal counsel at the University of Auckland. She advises the University on a broad range of issues, including copyright, privacy and contracts. Melanie has a particular interest in copyright and the impact of technology on the way in which copyright material is being generated and used.

Phone 09 373 7599 - Email

Dr Richard Keam

Dr Richard Keam is a barrister and solicitor practising in the area of criminal law with a focus on crimes involving the use and abuse of technology. Prior to joining the legal profession, he was a professional engineer for 15 years and holds a first class honours degree in electrical and electronic engineering and PhD in electromagnetic engineering.

Phone 09 379 8330 - Email
Soul Machines

Antonia Modkova

Antonia is a Trans-Tasman Patent Attorney and Lawyer at Soul Machines, specialising in the drafting and prosecution of software and ICT patents. She has conjoint degrees Law and Computer Science and has a particular interest in legal issues arising from technological developments in artificial intelligence.

Phone 021 168 9462 - Email

James Ting-Edwards

James leads InternetNZ’s policy work on law and rights issues. In practice, this means fuelling and informing discussions between people in technical, legal, and other communities. James draws on experience advising start-ups on IP issues, and teaching at the University of Auckland. Outside work, he enjoys gardening, gaming, and improv theatre.

Phone 021 156 5596 - Email
Hudson Gavin Martin

Edwin Lim

Phone 09 308 7322 - Email
24 Feb 2014

Harmful Digital Communications Bill 2013

Submission on the Harmful Communications Bill 2013

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05 Apr 2011

Supplementary response to OECD Privacy Questionnaire

Supplementary response in respect of the Questionnaire for reviewing the OECD Guidelines Governing the Protection of Privacy and Transborder Flows of Personal Data (Privacy Guidelines)

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18 Mar 2011

Response to OECD Privacy Questionnaire

Submission to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner in respect of the Questionnaire for reviewing the OECD Guidelines Governing the Protection of Privacy and Transborder Flows of Personal Data (Privacy Guidelines)

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14 Jun 2010

Patents Bill - clause 15(3A)

Submission to the Minister of Commerce in respect of the Patents Bill - clause 15(3A)

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