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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.

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.

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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.

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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).

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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

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Fairness in law honours a legal legacy

31 May 2013 / News articles

Judge's talents highlight benefits of an open system where the courts are free to rule against the government.


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Mai Chen speaking at Le Tautua Emerging Leaders

28 May 2013 / News articles

Mai Chen speaking at Le Tautua Emerging Leaders

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Hon Pita Sharples, Minister of Maori Affairs, Speech to Launch the Maori Law Toolbox

20 May 2013 / News articles

Hon Pita Sharples speech at the Launch of the Maori Law Toolbox

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Post Settlement Governance Entities for the Development of Iwi

16 May 2013 / News articles

Launch of Chen Palmer’s nationwide stocktake on the issues and challenges facing Post Settlement Governance Entities


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Chen Palmer excited at Maori Post-Settlement opportunities

16 May 2013 / Media releases

Chen Palmer hosted a forum in Wellington last night on the issues, challenges and opportunities facing Iwi Post-Settlement Governance Entities.

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Mai Chen: Reconciling the Treaty with a Written Constitution

14 May 2013 / News articles

Mai Chen says it may be difficult to reconcile the interests of Maori with the rest of New Zealand in a written constitution.

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