Chen Palmer is at the cutting edge of public law – so there’s always lots going on. Here you can find media releases, articles and presentations by us, and examples of our work in the news.

Culture smarts tipped to trump high IQ

25 Sep 2015 / News articles

"Cultural intelligence" will be more important than a high IQ when it comes to hiring staff in 10 years, says high profile lawyer Mai Chen.


Mai Chen: policies needed to counter anti-migrant hostility

22 Sep 2015 / News articles

Mai Chen says New Zealand needs a deliberate “multicultural policy” to counter anti-migrant hostility and benefit from the current record immigration inflow.


Mai Chen comments on how we can make Auckland No 1

19 Aug 2015 / News articles

This comment by Chen Palmer Managing Partner Mai Chen, along with the comments of other prominent New Zealanders, was published by the New Zealand Herald. 


Fee protection made easier

10 Aug 2015 / News articles

Chen Palmer Partner Marina Matthews writes about NZQA's recent consultation regarding “minor and technical” changes to the Student Fee Protection Rules 2013, as a result of the Education Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 1).


Performance Management of a Principal – a “how-to” guide

06 Aug 2015 / News articles

Marina Matthews and Claire English of Chen Palmer on the recent Employment Court case of Edwards v Board of Trustees of Bay of Island College.


Ethnic women have a particular disadvantage: Mai Chen's solutions

05 Aug 2015 / Media releases

Speaking at the YWCA equal pay seminar last week, Mai Chen highlighted the double disadvantage people have if they sit at the intersection between gender and race – and that it’s even more severe if it intersects with age, sexuality or disability.



Leakers, whistleblowing and money

27 Jul 2015 / News articles

Chen Palmer Employment Law Principal Anthony Russell writes about whistleblowers and protected disclosures.


Chen Palmer wins landmark public law case

23 Jul 2015 / News articles

Acting for the Problem Gambling Foundation, Chen Palmer Founding Partner Mai Chen has won a ground breaking judicial review application in the High Court at Auckland.


Mai Chen featured in Leaders Magazine

20 Jul 2015 / News articles

Mai Chen was featured in Leaders, annual publication featuring stories, reflections and commentaries on leadership from our wider Leadership New Zealand network, speaking on the challenge of fearless leadership.


Mai Chen at OOMPHER

20 Jul 2015 / News articles

Mai Chen's wise words featured in OOMPHER's first birthday celebration.