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Mai Chen: Hair decision won't alter schools' ability to enforce rules

Founding Partner Mai Chen on the impact of the High Court's decision overturning Lucan Battison's suspension for refusing to cut his hair.

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Chen Palmer Announces New Partner

Mai Chen, Founding Partner at Chen Palmer New Zealand Public and Employment Law Specialists, is delighted to announce that Senior Associate James Dunne will be joining the partnership, subject to the approval of the Law Society.

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Exporting Education by Wire, e-Learning Guidelines and Budget 2014

Education Team Leader Marina Matthews on the importance of the export education market in growing and cementing New Zealand’s relationship with Asia, growth in online education delivery and Budget 2014.

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Chen Palmer wins Best Public Law Firm Award

Chen Palmer has been awarded the prestigious Best Public Law Firm award at the 2013 New Zealand Law Awards — with an expanded team across two offices

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Anthony Russell specialises in Employment Law

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Dani Gardiner specialises in administrative law

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Founding Partner Mai Chen has more than 25 years experience as a public lawyer

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Claire English specialises in Employment Law

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James Dunne specialises in law reform and parliamentary process

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Katrina van Houtte specialises in litigation

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Katy Bexley specialises in administrative law and judicial review

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Michael Wakefield specialises in RMA and charitable trusts

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David Collins specialises in education law

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Heidi Baillie has expertise in RMA and environmental law

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James specialises in law reform and product regulation

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George specialises in education law and strategic advice

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Alice specialises in administrative law and litigation

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Heidi specialises in resource management

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Claire specialises in employment law

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Michael specialises in local government law

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