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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.

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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Mai Chen named in NZ Lawyer's legal industry Hot List 2016

08 Jun 2016 / News articles

NZ Lawyers named Mai Chen in the legal industry Hot List - inspiring lawyers making their mark in the industry

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Mai Chen on pay equity recommendations

08 Jun 2016 / News articles

Mai Chen discussed pay equity recommendations on Radio New Zealand's Morning Report

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BYOD – Managing Information Security Risks and Personal Devices

08 Jun 2016 / Publications and presentations

Schools and teachers are used to managing large amounts of sensitive and personal information, particularly information about students and student achievement. With increasing pressure on teaching staff to work flexibly, and be available out of class time, the use of personal digital devices is increasing.

This brings potential gains in efficiency, productivity and creativity. However, the use of personal devices also creates risks to privacy and confidentiality, especially where personal information about students needs to be accessible as part of the job. Schools therefore need to ensure that all sensitive and personal information contained on teachers’ personal devices is held safely.

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The Health and Safety At Work Act 2015 Two Months In – How not to be a guinea pig

07 Jun 2016 / Publications and presentations

The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (“HSWA”) came into force on 4 April 2016, heralding an overnight culture shift of health and safety in New Zealand workplaces. Suddenly, everyone in the workplace has a new health and safety title (PCBU and/or Officer and/or Worker) but unfortunately, our new titles did not come with instructions.

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Kea Inspire 2016

04 May 2016 / News articles

Chen Palmer founding partner Mai Chen is speaking at Kea Inspire 2016

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Mai Chen: Diversity changing what it means to be a New Zealander

04 May 2016 / News articles

New Colmar Brunton research reports that a "new modern New Zealander is starting to emerge", driven by both our changing cultural mix and our need to adapt to the changing world

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