Benchmarking costs of law practice in New Zealand

The Law Society’s Costs of Practice Report for March 2024 provides a detailed analysis of the expenses associated with law practice in New Zealand. It highlights the increasing overhead costs across different types and sizes of law practices, with a specific focus on staff-related costs as the primary expense driver, escalating significantly each year. The…

Potential changes to multi-jurisdictional practice rules

The ABA Center for Professional Responsibility Working Group on ABA Model Rule of Professional Conduct 5.5 has released an Issues Paper to solicit feedback on potential regulatory implications related to exploring amendments to Rule 5.5, aiming to expand permissible cross-border legal practice. The Association for Professional Responsibility Lawyers has advocated for changes, suggesting that expanding…

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