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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.

Law firm leaders are Women of Influence

09 Sep 2016 / News articles

Chen Palmer Partner and Women of Influence finalist Marina Matthews interviewed in LawTalk

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The Quest for a New Zealand Constitution

09 Sep 2016 / News articles

Former Prime Minister Sir Geoffrey Palmer QC is on a mission to create a written constitution for New Zealand.

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Education (Update) Amendment Bill – a brief summary of a not so brief Bill

26 Aug 2016 / Publications and presentations

On Monday 22 August 2016 the New Zealand Government introduced a bill in Parliament that seeks to undertake the biggest overhaul of New Zealand’s education system in 30 years.

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Chen Palmer Partner Marina Matthews 2016 Women of Influence finalist

22 Aug 2016 / News articles

Chen Palmer Partner Marina Matthews is a finalist in the diversity category of the 2016 Women of Influence awards

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Midwives Heading to Mediation on Monday “This is all we have ever wanted.”

11 Aug 2016 / Media releases

The historic gender equity case filed by the New Zealand College of Midwives is heading to mediation instead of court.

An eleventh hour offer by the Ministry of Health to have the case heard in mediation has been accepted by the College.

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Dismissal of Senior Staff Justified for Non-disclosure of Key Personal Relationship

08 Aug 2016 / Publications and presentations

In a case which will reassure all employers who operate in environments where they owe duties of care to their students, a UK school principal was justifiably dismissed for failing to disclose that she was in a relationship with someone who had been convicted on child pornography charges.

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Mai Chen at Kea Inspire 2016

20 Jul 2016 / Publications and presentations

Watch Mai Chen's presentation at Kea Inspire 2016

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Damning sexism report reveals road blocks for NZ's junior female lawyers

17 Jul 2016 / News articles

A damning new report into gender issues amongst the country's legal fraternity reveals female lawyers are still well-outnumbered in the top spots.

It's prompted one leading lawyer to send the "timely reminder" to all her staff.

Auckland lawyer Mai Chen, said she was "sad" to read the results of the 'First Steps' report by law graduate Joshua Pemberton.

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Shooting the Messanger

17 Jul 2016 / News articles

Defamation in the 21st century is a difficult creature. In a digital age, it is inevitable that defamatory statements are made not in person or in a hard copy publication, but rather posted on the internet or social media. The sting may be just as damaging, the audience significantly larger – and yet the traditional legal tests and remedies are becoming less useful, according to Chen Palmer partner Nick Russell and Stephanie Jones.

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Chen Palmer Senior Associate Claire English on Prime TV's Back Benches

10 Jun 2016 / News articles

Senior Associate Claire English discussed the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 on Prime TV's Back Benches

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