The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa has issued guidance on reporting requirements under the Conduct and Client care Rules. The rules came into force in July 2021 and attempt to clarify the behaviour expected of lawyers. The main goal of these guidelines is to tackle bully, harassment and discrimination in the New Zealand legal sector.
This final guidance has been issued after consultation with the legal profession. It is hoped this guidance will clarify the obligations of lawyers and provide advice on how to comply with the new rules.