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: Public Law Toolbox

04 Mar 2012 / Publications and presentations

Listen to Mai Chen discuss what the Public Law Toolbox can do for you here.


Mai Chen in the Herald: Sex offender case shows law's limits

01 Mar 2012 / Publications and presentations

The recent case of the convicted sex offender assuming multiple identities to work in a number of schools with kids as young as 5 when existing information sharing arrangements should have prevented this from happening, shows the limits of the law.


Mai Chen in the Herald: A DIY guide to battling the system

25 Feb 2012 / Publications and presentations

Lawyer Mai Chen tells Andrew Stone why she wants to help people avoid the courts.


Chen Palmer wants stars!

22 Feb 2012 / News articles

Chen Palmer New Zealand Public and Employment Law Specialists is hiring.



Mai Chen in the Hearld: Quiet Treaty settlements need bigger spotlight

16 Feb 2012 / Publications and presentations

There are some "big ticket" Maori issues hogging the limelight - the Crown's Treaty obligations in the part-privatisation of state assets, the claim lodged with the Waitangi Tribunal concerning ownership of freshwater and geothermal resources, and the Independent Maori Statutory Board seeking greater funding for Maori from the Auckland Council.


Mai Chen on Close Up: Crafar Sale on Hold

15 Feb 2012 / News articles

Mae Chen explains the latest developments in the Crafar farm sale


Asset sales consultation moves south

14 Feb 2012 / News articles

Finance Minister Bill English is likely to face protests today when the asset sales consultation processes moves south to the Murihiku marae in Invercargill.


Jack Oliver-Hood (Supreme Court Blog) Haronga v Waitangi Tribunal: Case Comment

14 Feb 2012 / Publications and presentations

The cost of that pragmatism was weighed by the Supreme Court in Haronga v Waitangi Tribunal (Haronga). The government has changed from red to blue; the assets have changed from forests to power; but the questions for tangata whenua are the same: how can what has been lost be regained? And will the same problem be posed in another twenty-three years’ time?


Mai Chen and the Treaty Debates

13 Feb 2012 / News articles

Listen to Mai Chen and Justice Joe Williams during the first Treaty Debates Lecture titled Treaty Debates Series 2012 -  Pathways to teh Future.


Can Ports Start Hiring New Workers

13 Feb 2012 / News articles

Susan Hornsby-Geluk, on TV ONE's Breakfast, answering whether the Ports of Auckland can start hiring contractors despite on-going negotiations with workers.