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.

Gambling body fights for funding

21 Sep 2014 / News articles


Mai Chen: Making the voters' decision work

19 Sep 2014 / News articles

Return of all the ballots switches on a complex system that will eventually deliver us a new government


Chen Palmer highly recommended for innovation

18 Sep 2014 / News articles


Mai Chen: New powers to compel will drive Judith Collins inquiry

01 Sep 2014 / News articles

Founding Partner Mai Chen writes about the inquiry regarding Judith Collins


Where does the buck stop - Choosing the right contract when hiring staff

04 Aug 2014 / News articles


Mai Chen: Leaders best take notice of changing NZ

01 Aug 2014 / News articles

Race-based policies appeal to a shrinking demographic and binding referendums could easily backfire


Book Review: Transforming Auckland - The Creation of Auckland Council

22 Jul 2014 / News articles

This book details the creation of Auckland Council, largely from the perspective of a variety of key people involved in the creation of the new Supercity.


Outcome of website court case will be tricky

15 Jul 2014 / News articles

There's a lot of interest from other organisations in the outcome of a court challenge to electoral rules, by environmental groups pushing the issue of climate change.


Mai Chen: No dreams left undone

11 Jul 2014 / News articles

November will mark 20 years since Mai Chen co-founded public law firm Chen Palmer. Now a prominent industry figure, Chen tells Mackenzie McCarty about the firm’s future and an inescapable client shift


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.