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: Hair decision won't alter schools' ability to enforce rules

02 Jul 2014 / News articles

Founding Partner Mai Chen on the impact of the High Court's decision overturning Lucan Battison's suspension for refusing to cut his hair.


Mai Chen: Regulators struggle with new technologies

30 Jun 2014 / News articles

From 3D printing to Bitcoin via Uber, DIY drones, blogging and social media, it seems every week brings a new challenge for regulators to grapple with.


Mai Chen: The importance of settling cases early

25 Jun 2014 / News articles

If you are going to settle a case, do it early.


Chen Palmer announces new Partner

18 Jun 2014 / Media releases

Mai Chen, Founding Partner at Chen Palmer New Zealand Public and Employment Law Specialists, is delighted to announce that Senior Associate James Dunne will be joining the partnership, subject to the approval of the Law Society.


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.