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.

Exclusive: Chen Palmer announces introduction of equity partnership

11 Jun 2014 / News articles

Chen Palmer founding partner, Mai Chen, has announced that the firm will soon restructure to accommodate other equity partners.


Mai Chen: Match fixing legislation needs to become law

10 Jun 2014 / News articles

Minister for Sport Murray McCully's Crimes (Match-fixing) Amendment Bill, which was introduced this month, specifically makes match-fixing (that is, any act or omission done with intent to influence a betting outcome of a sporting competition or dog race other than for tactical or strategic sporting reasons) a criminal offence.


Staff Profile: Sarah Mead, Law Clerk

09 Jun 2014 / News articles

Sarah started at Chen Palmer earlier this year after completing her studies at Victoria University. 


Mai Chen: Courts unlikely to overrule Labour's Taurima decision

15 May 2014 / News articles

Did the Labour Party fail to follow fair process such that its decision not to allow Shane Taurima to contest the candidacy for Auckland's Tamaki Makaurau seat can be challenged in the courts, or did TVNZ's report into Mr Taurima's behaviour justify the party council's decision?


Tomorrow’s Budget: What it means for lawyers

14 May 2014 / News articles

Chen Palmer Principal Marina Matthews, and Senior Associate Claire English comment on Budget 2014 and what it might mean for the education and employment sectors.


Mai Chen: Media have a right to investigate corruption

09 May 2014 / News articles

In politics, smoke does not always mean fire. The controversies raging over Maurice Williamson's resignation and Judith Collins' activities on behalf of Oravida are playing out in the context of a pre-election contest.


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.


Hon Nikki Kaye: Speech at the Launch of Transforming Auckland: The Creation of Auckland Council

08 May 2014 / News articles

Hon Nikki Kaye Minister of Civil Defence, Food Safety, Youth Affairs and Associate Minister of Education and Immigration, MP for Auckland Central - speech at the launch of Transforming Auckland: The Creation of Auckland Council.


Marina Matthews: Exporting Education by Wire, eLearning Guidelines and Budget 2014

06 May 2014 / News articles

Education Team Leader Marina Matthews on the importance of the export education market in growing and cementing New Zealand’s relationship with Asia, growth in online education delivery and Budget 2014.


Mai Chen: Speech at launch of Transforming Auckland: The Creation of Auckland Council

03 May 2014 / News articles

Mai Chen, Founding Partner - Chen Palmer New Zealand Public and Employment Law Specialists speech at the launch of Transforming Auckland: The Creation of Auckland Council