The strategy aligns with the findings and decisions from the Independent Review of the statutory framework for lawyers, which has been commissioned to examine the regulation and representation of legal services in Aotearoa New Zealand, this includes the structure and functions of the Law Society.
The key shifts made in the new regulatory strategy are: building regulatory capability, working as one regulatory team, using internal intelligence and evidence, using the full suite of internal tools and working collaboratively with others.
Building capacity by 2025 is a focus on equipping staff with new tools and knowledge. Working as one regulatory team involves a cohesive system for knowledge sharing to improve learning outcomes. Dovetailing with this, the Law Society of New Zealand is looking to improve their internal intelligence and evidence through better knowledge storage and management.