Ministry of Justice news

Government sets aside $40m to support commercial rent dispute resolution

Government sets aside $40m to support commercial rent dispute resolution

The funds will help local businesses and landlords with mediation and arbitration expenses

New Zealand government provides $50m to ease court backlogs

New Zealand government provides $50m to ease court backlogs

The investment comes from the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund

Law Society advocates for improvements to Police Detention Legal Assistance scheme

Law Society advocates for improvements to Police Detention Legal Assistance scheme

The society’s statement followed its intervention in a Court of Appeal case wherein the lawyers under the scheme could not be contacted

UK Law Society calls for more government assistance for criminal legal aid

UK Law Society calls for more government assistance for criminal legal aid

Criminal legal aid firms are facing problems with cash flow, loss of income and sustainability due to the COVID-19 pandemic

New multi-agency committee set to combat COVID-19 court delays

New multi-agency committee set to combat COVID-19 court delays

The committee will collaborate with lawyers, the police, the Department of Corrections and the Ministry of Justice