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.

Royal baby and earthquakes trigger two seismic shifts

26 Jul 2013 / News articles

Public and employment law specialist Mai Chen on Prince George of Cambridge and the Wellington earthquakes.


View from afar shows it's all working well

12 Jul 2013 / News articles

Law changes on royal babies and gambling rules show success of the system we inherited from Britain


Beatrice Faumauina talks Pasifika Leadership

09 Jul 2013 / News articles

Beatrice Faumauina speaks about the Pasifika Leadership Academy that Mai Chen encouraged her to form.


Nine to Noon: Law with Mai Chen

02 Jul 2013 / News articles

Mai Chen on Stronger protections for lawful migrant workers; and United Future's loss of funding.


Mai Chen: Anti-exploitation law will weed out bad apples

28 Jun 2013 / News articles

Mai Chen writes about Simon Bridges policy change allowing migrants who report exploitation to stay in the country while they apply for a new visa. 


Mai Chen on Q+A

24 Jun 2013 / News articles

Mai Chen appeared on Q+A's panel on Sunday, 23 June


An employer’s right to know? Drug and alcohol testing

06 Jun 2013 / News articles

The issue of whether drug and alcohol tests unnecessarily intrude on employees’ privacy is ongoing, and the debate on whether to test and how has been shifted by legal and scientific developments in recent years.


Chen Palmer's Employment Team

01 Jun 2013 / News articles

Chen Palmer has recruited additional senior employment expertise and we look forward to profiling our new staff in due course.


Mai Chen: Re-think on Port Hills needed

31 May 2013 / News articles

Mai Chen on the decision by Christchurch City councillors enabling owners of Port Hills properties who have received a red-zone offer to apply to the council for funding to erect a private rockfall protection structure (RPS).


James Dunne on the removal of knighthoods

31 May 2013 / News articles

Senior Associate James Dunne discusses the removal of knighthoods in the Sir Douglas Graham case