News articles

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.

Mai Chen comments on how we can make Auckland No 1

19 Aug 2015 / News articles

This comment by Chen Palmer Managing Partner Mai Chen, along with the comments of other prominent New Zealanders, was published by the New Zealand Herald. 


Fee protection made easier

10 Aug 2015 / News articles

Chen Palmer Partner Marina Matthews writes about NZQA's recent consultation regarding “minor and technical” changes to the Student Fee Protection Rules 2013, as a result of the Education Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 1).


Performance Management of a Principal – a “how-to” guide

06 Aug 2015 / News articles

Marina Matthews and Claire English of Chen Palmer on the recent Employment Court case of Edwards v Board of Trustees of Bay of Island College.


Leakers, whistleblowing and money

27 Jul 2015 / News articles

Chen Palmer Employment Law Principal Anthony Russell writes about whistleblowers and protected disclosures.


Chen Palmer wins landmark public law case

23 Jul 2015 / News articles

Acting for the Problem Gambling Foundation, Chen Palmer Founding Partner Mai Chen has won a ground breaking judicial review application in the High Court at Auckland.


Mai Chen featured in Leaders Magazine

20 Jul 2015 / News articles

Mai Chen was featured in Leaders, annual publication featuring stories, reflections and commentaries on leadership from our wider Leadership New Zealand network, speaking on the challenge of fearless leadership.


Mai Chen at OOMPHER

20 Jul 2015 / News articles

Mai Chen's wise words featured in OOMPHER's first birthday celebration.


Be prepared for Health and Safety changes

06 Jul 2015 / News articles

Chen Palmer Partner Marina Matthews writes about key implications of the Health and Safety (in Employment) Reform Bill for private training establishments (PTEs).


Marina Matthews: Current system "inaccurate" - Hekia Parata

02 Jul 2015 / News articles

Everyone wants to live in a neighbourhood with good schools. The publication of decile rankings is often seen as an opportunity to find out where the good schools are. But does the decile system really have anything to do with quality?


Marina Matthews: Proposed fee change will have an impact for PTE's

08 Jun 2015 / News articles

Budget 2015 was released on 21 May 2015 and while the media emphasis was on the Child Hardship Package, there was an important change for PTEs as part of Vote Tertiary Education. The Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, Hon Steven Joyce announced a reduction in the annual maximum fee movement (“AMFM”) for student fees.