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.

Freedom camping bill welcomed with caution

07 Jun 2011 / Media releases

The New Zealand Motor Caravan Association Inc has welcomed the introduction of the Freedom Camping Bill.


Chen Palmer's Sports Law Specialty

19 Jan 2011 / Media releases


Press Statement from the Maori Party

18 Jan 2011 / Media releases

Maori Party President, Pem Bird, said that the Party received a complaint today from Te Ururoa Flavell, supported by Rahui Katene, Dr Pita Sharples, and the Hon Tariana Turia. The complaint is against Hone Harawira.


“The National Council of the Maori Party has resolved to seek expert constitutional law advice from Mai Chen, Partner at Chen Palmer, on how to deal with the complaint consistent with the Party’s Constitution approved at the 2010 AGM, 30 October 2010.”


New Zealand's Best Boutique Law Firm Announces New Partner and New Principal

17 Dec 2010 / Media releases

Chen Palmer is capping off a great year by celebrating a new direction and welcoming a new partner, Susan Hornsby-Geluk. 


Faumuin? To Lead New Pasifika Leadership Academy

11 Nov 2010 / Media releases

BEST Pacific Institute of Education (BEST) today proudly announced that it had recruited Olympic discus thrower and leading New Zealand sportswoman, Beatrice Faumuin? OMNZ, as Chief Executive of a new leadership academy and charitable foundation dedicated to training Pasifika leaders.


Agreed Statement by the New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Inc and the Dental Council of New Zealand

28 Aug 2010 / Media releases

NZAOMS has issued judicial review proceedings against the Dental Council of New Zealand in respect of decisions concerning the scope of practice for oral surgery.

The parties have now agreed to settle those proceedings.


Temporary stay for unofficial city marae

20 May 2010 / Media releases

Supporters of a Hamilton marae tagged for demolition shared a collective sigh of relief after their lawyer earned them at least a temporary reprieve yesterday.


Aspirational rights likely to become binding

23 Apr 2010 / Media releases


Maori rights gaining new momentum

22 Apr 2010 / Media releases

Fresh weight has been lent to claims that a declaration on indigenous rights will have more sweeping effects than the government claims.


Declaration secures Maori Party 'treasured place in history'

22 Apr 2010 / Media releases

New Zealand's first Maori High Court judge, Sir Edward Taihakurei Durie, has suggested the principles of the Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples will find their way in time into New Zealand law, both statute law and judge-made law.


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