Media releases

Chen Palmer is at the cutting edge of public law and employment 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.

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.


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

04 May 2016 / Media releases

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.


Superdiversity Stocktake Forum Reveals Hunger For Cultural Intelligence

14 Apr 2016 / Media releases

The Superdiversity Centre has released a CQ Stocktake from the Response to the Superdiversity Stocktake forums held last month in Auckland and Wellington, at which world-class superdiversity expert and founder of Common Purpose, Julia Middleton, gave the keynote addresses on how New Zealand can develop cultural intelligence to lift its economic and social performance, followed by presentations by key business and public sector leaders.


New Superdiversity Leadership Council of ethnically diverse top leaders

16 Nov 2015 / Media releases

The Superdiversity Centre for Law, Policy and Business has announced the formation of a Superdiversity Leadership Council following the successful launch of Superdiversity Stocktake: Implications for Business, Government and New Zealand and Superdiversity, Democracy and New Zealand’s Electoral and Referenda Laws in Auckland last week.


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.



Tribute to Lecretia Seales

05 Jun 2015 / Media releases

Chen Palmer senior staff pay tribute to Lecretia Seales.


Chen Palmer announces new Partner

18 Jun 2014 / Media releases

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.


Press Release – Release of speeches from launch of Transforming Auckland: The Creation of Auckland Council

09 May 2014 / Media releases

The launch of Mai Chen’s new book Transforming Auckland: The Creation of Auckland Council on 1 May 2014 was accompanied by speeches from the Hon Nikki Kaye - Minister for Food Safety, Minister of Civil Defence & Minister of Youth Affairs and MP for Auckland Central, and Mai Chen.


Chen Palmer wins Best Public Law Firm Award

08 Nov 2013 / Media releases


Chen Palmer Celebrated On Innovation Index

20 Sep 2013 / Media releases

Chen Palmer is pleased to be listed on Australia and New Zealand’s first Legal Innovation Index, in recognition of Chen Palmer’s approach to driving innovation in Public and Employment Law.


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