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.

Overseas Investment – Changes coming

11 Feb 2016 / News articles

The Prime Minister gave his Annual Statement to Parliament this week outlining the Government’s priorities for 2016.  These include a review of the Overseas Investment Office which started last year.


Start the year on the right foot and know the new health and safety rules

09 Feb 2016 / News articles

Senior Associate Claire English writes about new health and safety obligations facing private training establishments (PTEs) under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.


Mai Chen: Migrants will be the future of Southland

03 Feb 2016 / News articles

Migrants coming to live and work in the south will be the future of Southland.


For first time, number of women lawyers matches men

02 Feb 2016 / News articles

For the first time, this year there'll be equal numbers of men and women lawyers.  Managing Partner Mai Chen provides comment.


Can the Treaty stretch to reach other cultures?

02 Feb 2016 / News articles

Waitangi Day looms. National day or holiday? A day to validate our national story or a day at the beach or the mall? A day of substance or a day of symbol?


What a difference a year makes to diversity…Maybe

21 Jan 2016 / News articles

Was 2015 the year New Zealand business, media and Government finally got forced into a long-overdue conversation around New Zealand and diversity?


Let's make this nation even better

18 Jan 2016 / News articles

A new year is about new perspectives, and from the perspective of the rest for the world, there are many reasons why record numbers of tourists come to New Zealand and migrants want to settle here.


Paul Spoonley and Mai Chen on New Zealand identity

15 Jan 2016 / News articles

What does it mean to be a New Zealander in 2016? Noelle McCarthy explores migration, diversity and the changing "face" of our nation with Mai Chen and Paul Spoonley.


Mai Chen, semi-finalist 2016 New Zealander of the Year

29 Dec 2015 / News articles

Chen Palmer Managing Partner Mai Chen has been announced as one of the semi-finalists in the 2016 New Zealander of the Year.


December Update from the Superdiversity Centre

16 Dec 2015 / News articles


Highlights in this update include:

• Upcoming 3 March 2015 Conference – “What next for Superdiverse Auckland?”

• New Zealand’s first cultural competence training for polytechnic staff;

• New members of the Superdiversity Centre; and

• The Superdiversity Centre’s Culturally Capable Leaders video series.