The New Zealand Law (NZLS) is commissioning an independent review of its structure and function.  This review is necessary because the Law Society is of the opinion that the current Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006 constrains its ability to be transparent about the complaints procedure, and to deal with a broad range of unacceptable behaviour, including complaints of sexual harassment and bullying within the profession.

The review will draw upon local and international experiences to consider possible future models for the provision and regulation of legal services in Aotearoa New Zealand, as well as the best model to provide membership services to practising lawyers.

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