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Mai Chen

Barrister

Mai is one of NZ’s top constitutional and administrative law experts, specialising in central and local Government policy and legislation, and litigating major public law cases. Mai also specialises in evidential issues cocnerning cultural and linguistically diverse litigants. Mai is also a judicial review specialist. She is a Barrister with over 30 years of experience in Public and Administrative Law, Te Tiriti o Waitangi Issues, regulatory, judicial review, inquiries and reviews and employment law issues. She has also worked extensively in law and policy reform.

She has acted for public and private organisations and is known as one of NZ’s best legal problem solvers. She is known as a creative problem solver, often of last resort when conventional legal thinking has been tried and failed. She has a gift for settling difficult legal problems. She has a good strategic brain and can pretty accurately predict what is likely to happen and thus how best to prevent a certain decision or achieve a particular outcome. Mai is also a thought leader, a direction setter and a futures thinker.

Specialist areas of expertise

  • Advising statutory bodies and regulators
  • New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990, human rights and Treaty of Waitangi issues
  • Judicial review
  • White collar fraud and regulatory defence
  • Education law
  • Regulatory Law
  • Inquiries and reviews
  • Conflicts of interests and governance issues
  • Treaty of Waitangi settlements, and claims in the Waitangi Tribunal and Courts, including foreshore and seabed claims
  • Policy and law reform and select committee submissions
  • Employment law for statutory bodies, or for employees of state sector employers

Key roles and achievements

  • Senior and Founding Partner, Chen Palmer Public and Employment law Specialists, New Zealand
  • Former Adjunct Professor at University of Auckland School of Law and was previously Adjunct Professor in Commercial and Public Law at the University of Auckland, Business School.
  • Chair the Superdiversity Institute of Law, Policy and Business
  • President of New Zealand Asian Lawyers.
  • Former independent non-executive Director, Bank of NZ Board and Chair, BNZ People and Remuneration Committee
  • Securities Commission member
  • Inaugural Chair, NZ Global Women, NZ Asian Leaders, Superdiverse Women
  • Top 10 finalist, 2014 and 2016 New Zealander of the Year

Chen Palmer was recognised as a top boutique Law firm in 2022 by NZ Lawyer. It also won the Best Boutique Law Firm in 2010, and Best Public Law Firm in the New Zealand Law Awards from 2007-2011, and 2013, and was a finalist in the Employment Law Awards in 2011. The Firm has offices in Wellington and Auckland and celebrated its 20th Anniversary in November 2014. Chen Palmer was one of NZ’s first boutique law firms and was Australasia’s first “Washington-style” law firm specialising in legislation and public policy.

Mai is the best-selling author of Public Law Toolbox published in 2012 and 2014 (2nd Ed).

2017 Zonta Women of the Biennium

2013 Business and Entrepreneur Women of Influence Award

Mai won the supreme Judges Panel Award and the Professional Excellence Award at the New Zealand Chinese Business Elite Awards in 2012, and also the Business and Entrepreneur Women of Influence Award in 2013. Mai won Next Magazine’s Business Woman of the Year in 2011, and is a World’s Best New Zealander in the Kiwi Expatriates Network. Mai was listed in the 2009 and 2010 unlimited magazine’s top Influencers List.

Mai sat on the NZ Board of Trade and Enterprise’s Beachheads Programme, the Asia New Zealand Foundation, the Advisory Board of AMP Life Limited (NZ), and was President of the Harvard New Zealand Alumni Association (NZ) for ten years.

Mai has a First Class Law Honours degree from Otago University, a Masters degree from Harvard Law School, is a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management, and an Honorary Associate of Auckland University of Technology. She was born in Taiwan and emigrated to NZ in 1970 with her family. She became a NZ citizen in 1977.

Mai has published numerous reports on the Superdiversity Centre for Law, Policy and Business Website.

Chairperson, Ministerial Inquiry into the Policy concerning Women in Combat, 1989-1990

Appointed by the Associate Minister of Justice to undertake scoping review of the Privacy Act 1993 in 2001

1988 – Irving Oberman Memorial Award: Best Human Rights thesis at Harvard Law School. Topic: Treaty of Waitangi and Māori rights

Rule of Law work

Mai has authored a number of major reports and articles on the Rule of Law. In particular, Mai has focused on culturally and linguistically diverse litigants and their interaction with the legal system. 

Mai’s Rule of Law work most recently includes “Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Parties in Australian courts – Insights from New Zealand” an Issue Paper co-authored by Andrew Godwin, set to launch on 12 September 2022. Further to this recent work, Mai has a forthcoming article written alongside David Goddard J titled, “Putting a Social and Cultural Framework on the Evidence Act: Recent New Zealand Supreme Court Guidance.”

Other works includes:

“Cultural Capability and Business Success Report: 5 top business leaders making cultural capability a cornerstone of their success” (Superdiversity Institute of Law, Policy and Business, 2022)

“Culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse parties in the Courts: a Chinese case study” (Superdiversity Institute of Law, Policy and Business, 2019)

“Latest cases on CALD parties in litigation and lessons from the Court of Appeal in Zheng”, (April 2021) Employment Law Bulletin

“CALD parties before the Employment Relations Authority”, LawTalk, Issue 939, May 2020

“Judicial leadership on equal access to justice for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Parties in Courts”, LawTalk, Issue 938, April 2020

“Unique issues and challenges faced by culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse parties in court” [2019] New Zealand Law Journal 393

“Lawyers need to do more to ensure CALD clients get equal access to justice in courts”, LawTalk, Issue 935, December 2020

Recent and notable appearances

Mai has appeared before a range of fora including the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal in New Zealand and the Cook Islands, the High Court, the Commerce Commission, the Regulations Review Committee and other select committees, the Broadcasting Standards Authority, the Apple & Pear Export Consents Committee, the Electoral Commission, the Waitangi Tribunal and the Real Estate Agents Authority.

Mai’s appearances include:

Supreme Court

  • Donglin Deng v Lu Zheng – SC 5/2021. I appeared as counsel for the Law Society, whose intervention the Court invited to advise on the interpretation of documents translated from Mandarin and the cultural setting in an arrangement between two Chinese parties whose business relationship appeared to have been conducted in Mandarin.
  • Unison Networks Ltd v Commerce Commission [2008] 1 NZLR 42. I was the counsel for Vector Ltd, which was an intervenor in the proceedings. We made written submissions, but the Court decided not to hear oral submissions from Vector after two days of hearings. I was led by Alan Galbraith QC.

Court of Appeal

  • Attorney-General v Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand [2016] NZCA 609. I was counsel for the respondent.
  • Attorney-General v Unitec Institute of Technology [2006] NZCA 317. I was counsel for the respondent.
  • Hosking v Runting & Ors [2004] NZCA 34; [2005] 1 NZLR 1. I was counsel for the appellant. I was led by Bill Wilson QC.
  • Inatio Akaruru v Tiaki Wuatai and Chief Electoral Officer, 2001, Cook Islands Court of Appeal, Civil Division. I was counsel for the appellant, Sir Geoffrey Henry.
  • Exide Technologies Ltd v Attorney-General [2011] NZCA 651. I was counsel for the appellant.
  • McRitchie v Taranaki Fish and Game Council [1999] 2 NZLR 139. I was counsel for the respondent. I was led by Sir Geoffrey Palmer.
  • Capital Coast Health Ltd v New Zealand Medical Laboratory Workers Union Inc [1996] 1 NZLR. I was counsel for the appellant. I was led by Phillip Green.

High Court

  • An application for orders recognising Customary Marine Title and Protected Customary Rights the Marine and Coastal Area(Takutai Moana) Act 2011 – Te Runanga o Ngati Whatua – ongoing
  • Rimmington v Waikato Regional Council and another CIV-2022-419-120 – discontinued on 16 August 2022.
  • Application by Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua for orders recognizing customary marine title and protected customary rights (CIV-2017-404-563).
  • Winton Property Investments Limited v Minister of Finance and Others [2022] NZHC 638.
  • Jones and PPTA v Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand / Matatu Aotearoa [2021] NZHC 1581. I was counsel for the respondent.
  • Parrot Society of New Zealand Incorporated v Auckland Council (CIV-2020-404-1735). I was counsel for the applicant. This matter was settled before trial.
  • Andrew Lowe Trustee Company No. 2 Ltd v Dahlenburg CIV-2020-404-1718. I was lead counsel for the first and second plaintiffs. This matter was settled before trial.
  • E R Bellas Limited v Karikari Charitable Trust Incorporated [2020] NZHC 2517. The costs judgment was released in R Bellas Limited v Karikari Charitable Trust Incorporated [2020] NZHC 3262, where I acted for the respondent.
  • Discoveries Educare Target Road Limited and Others v Secretary of Education CIV 2020-404- 749 & CIV 2019-485-560. This was three proceedings consolidated into one. I was counsel for the plaintiff. I argued the interlocutory application for interim orders and subsequent to that hearing, the Crown agreed to defer implementation of the Secretary of Education’s three cancellation notices until the judicial review application had been determined. The matter was settled the week before the judicial review hearing in the Wellington High Court.
  • Bus and Coach Association (New Zealand) Incorporated v Attorney-General [2020] NZHC 1474 (decision on interim orders application) and 1559 (reasons). I was counsel for the plaintiff. These decisions relate to an interlocutory application for interim orders. The proceedings were withdrawn before the matter went to a substantive hearing.
  • Chief Executive of Land Information New Zealand v Agria (Singapore) PTE Limited and Lai Guanglin [2019] NZHC 514. I was counsel for the defendant.
  • Department of Internal Affairs v Qian Duoduo Limited [2018] NZHC 1887. I was counsel for the defendant.
  • New Zealand College of Midwives Inc v Attorney-General CIV-2015-485-685. I was counsel for the plaintiff. This matter was settled before trial.
  • Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand v Attorney-General [2015] NZHC 1701. I was counsel for the plaintiff.
  • New Zealand Motor Caravan Association v Thames-Coromandel District Council [2014] NZHC 2016. I was counsel for the plaintiff.
  • New Zealand Motor Caravan Association v Westland District Council CIV-2013-418-5. I was counsel for plaintiff. This matter was settled before trial.
  • Green v Waitangi Tribunal [2014] NZHC 723. I was counsel for the intervener.
  • Board of Trustees of Phillipstown School v Minister of Education [2013] NZHC 2641. I was counsel for the plaintiff.
  • Williams v New Zealand First Party CIV 2014-404-2172. I was counsel for the plaintiff. This matter was settled before trial.
  • Conservative Party v Electoral Commission CIV-2014-404-2098. I was counsel for the plaintiff. This matter was settled before trial.
  • Board of Trustees of Salisbury Residential School v Attorney-General [2012] NZHC 3348. I was counsel for the plaintiff.
  • Exide Technologies Ltd v Attorney-General HC Wellington CIV-2011-485-1549, 16 September 2011. I was counsel for the plaintiff.
  • The Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Inc v The Dental Council of New Zealand CIV 2009 485 2475. I was counsel for the plaintiff. This matter was settled before trial.
  • Bierre v Clark CIV-2008-404-7235. I was counsel for the plaintiff. This matter was settled before trial.
  • Unitec Institute of Technology v Attorney-General [2006] NZLR 65. I was counsel for the plaintiff.
  • Whangamata Marina Society Inc v Attorney-General [2007] I NZLR 252. I was counsel for the plaintiff.
  • JH Tamihere & Ors v E Taumaunu & Ors CIV 2005-404-6958. I was counsel for the first and second defendants.
  • Smithkline Beecham (NZ) Ltd v Minister of Health (2002) 16 PRNZ 361 (HC). I was counsel for the plaintiff.
  • Manawatu Polytechnic & Anor v Attorney-General & Ors HC Wellington CP 324-97, 2 September 1998. I was counsel for the third and fourth respondents, Wellington Polytechnic and Massey University. A competitor of the Manawatu Polytechnic sued to prevent the merger proceeding between Wellington Polytechnic and Massey University.
  • Board of Airline Representatives New Zealand Inc & Ors v Attorney-General & Anor HC Wellington CP 391-98, 8 December 1998. I was co-counsel for the plaintiffs along with John Eichelbaum, who was a partner at Chen Palmer at the time.
  • Taranaki Fish and Game Council v McRitchie [1998] 3 NZLR 611. I was counsel for the appellant.
  • New Zealand Association of Residential Care Homes Inc v Northern Regional Health Authority, unreported, High Court, Auckland Registry, CP 522/96, 18 December 1996, Temm J. I was co-counsel for the plaintiff along with Dr David Cairns, who was a partner at Chen Palmer at the time.
  • Ryan v Disciplinary Committee of the Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand & Ors HC Wellington CP 79-94, 8 June 1994. I was counsel for the plaintiff.
  • CIV-2022-419-0120: Rimmington v Waikato Regional Council & Anor

District Court

  • Lane v Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (CIV-2020-085-000581). I was counsel for the respondent.
  • MPI vs Allan Angus/Epicurean 2019 NZDC 21845. I was counsel for the defendant Epicurean. I argued two applications for name suppression for the defendant before the Court. A plea bargain was negotiated and the client ultimately pleaded guilty. The final appearance was undertaken by another partner at Chen Palmer.
  • Auckland City Council v Morlan Tong [2015] NZDC 19242. I was counsel for the defendant.
  • Filed cross-application to the Māori Land Court concerning the bed of the Hoteo River, A20200013952, 2021 – Lead counsel on behalf of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua.

Employment Court

  • NZ Medical Laboratory Workers Union Inc v Capital Coast Health Ltd EC Wellington WEC 45/94, 12 August 1994. I was counsel for the defendant. I was led by Phillip Green.

Tribunals

Human Rights Review Tribunal

  • Sy v Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (HRRT 029/2020). 
  • IHC New Zealand v Ministry of Education (Non-party Access to Tribunal File) [2013] NZHRRT 2.

Alcohol Regulatory & Licensing Authority

  • Karikari Charitable Trust Incorporated v E R Bellas Limited [2020] NZARLA 106.

Disciplinary Tribunal of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants

  • Disciplinary Tribunal of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants, 15 June 2020, under the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants Act and the Rules made thereunder.

Employment Relations Authority

  • Labour Inspector v Sail City Venture Limited and Anor [2020] NZERA 268.
  • Hua XU and 29 others & National Personnel Limited 3051252, 2019.
  • Labour Inspector v E Ming Limited [2018] NZERA 196.
  • Webber v Midlands Health Network Ltd (Auckland) [2015] NZERA 47.

Immigration and Protection Tribunal

  • Tingjia Li v the Immigration and Protection Tribunal [2018] NZHC 174..
  • CP (Entrepreneur Residence Visa) [2018] NZIPT 204934.

Waitangi Tribunal

  • Raukura Hauora O Tainui Trust (Wai 3019, #2.1.1.
  • Decision on application for an urgent hearing, WAI 745 and 1308 (2019) (Waitangi Tribunal).
  • The Kōhanga Reo claim filed by the Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust, WAI 2336 (2012) (Waitangi Tribunal).
  • The Aotearoa Claim concerning Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, WAI 1298 (2005) (Waitangi Tribunal).
  • He Maunga Rongo: Report on the Central North Island Claims (WAI 1200, Wellington Legislation Direct, 2008) (Waitangi Tribunal).
  • Claim by James Pohio and the descendants of Ngati Mutunga (1988 to 2004) (WAI 65).
  • The Wai 45 (Muriwhenua) record of inquiry. The hearing was held from 2 to 7 September 2012 at Kareponia Marae, Awanui, and on 18 and 19 September at the Environment Court in Auckland.

Major publications

Public Law Toolbox (2 edition) Lexis Nexis, December 2014

Transforming Auckland: The Creation of Auckland Council LexisNexis, April 2013

Public Law Toolbox LexisNexis, March 2012

Mai Chen and Rt Hon Professor Sir Geoffrey Palmer Public Law in New Zealand: Cases, Materials, Commentary and Questions (Oxford University Press, Auckland, 1993)

Women and Discrimination: New Zealand and the UN Convention (Institute of Policy Studies, Wellington, 1989)

Major reports and contributions to books

“Cultural Capability and Business Success Report: 5 top business leaders making cultural capability a cornerstone of their success” (Superdiversity Institute of Law, Policy and Business, 2022)

“Culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse parties in the Courts: a Chinese case study” (Superdiversity Institute of Law, Policy and Business, 2019)

“National Culture and its Impact on Workplace Health and Safety and Injury Prevention for Employers and Workers” Superdiversity Institute of Law, Policy and Business, 2019)

Chen, M. & Erakovic, L. (2019). “Diverse thinking in New Zealand boardrooms: Looking through rose-coloured glasses”, paper accepted for presentation at EURAM Conference, Lisbon, 26-28 June 2019.

“Health and safety regulators in a superdiverse context: Review of challenges and lessons from United Kingdom, Canada and Australia” (Superdiversity Institute of Law, Policy and Business, 2018)

“Diverse Thinking Capability Audit of New Zealand Boardrooms 2018” (Superdiversity Institute of Law, Policy and Business, 2018)

“The Diversity Matrix: Updating What Diversity Means For Discrimination Laws in the 21st Century” (Superdiversity Institute for Law, Policy and Business, 2017)

“Superdiversity Stocktake: Implications for Business, Government and New Zealand” (Superdiversity Institute for Law, Policy and Business, 2015)

“Superdiversity, Democracy & New Zealand’s Electoral & Referenda Laws” (Superdiversity Institute for Law, Policy and Business, 2015)

“A Public Law Toolbox Perspective on the Ombudsman’s Role After 50 Years” (paper presented to the 10th World Conference of the International Ombudsman Institute, 14 – 16 November 2012, Wellington)

“Scoping Paper on the Privacy Act 1993”, prepared for Hon Margaret Wilson, Associate Minister of Justice, 27 April 2001

Government Review of the Policy Concerning Women in Combat: Report of the Working Party on Women in Combat (1990)

Contributed to James Kouzes, Barry Posner with Michael Bunting Extraordinary Leadership in Australia & New Zealand (John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd, 2015)

“Post-settlement implications for Crown/Māori relations” in Nicola Wheen and Janine Hayward (eds) Treaty of Waitangi Settlements Law Foundation and Bridget Williams Books, 2012

“Discrimination in New Zealand: A Personal Journey” in Adrien Katherine Wing (ed) Global Critical Race Feminism: An International Reader (New York University Press, New York, 2000) 129-140

“The Reconfiguration of the State and the Appropriate Scope of Judicial Review” in J Boston (ed) State Under Contract (Bridget Williams Books, Wellington, 1995)

“Law and Economics and the Case for Discrimination Law” in The University, Ethics and Society (Combined Chaplaincies at Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, 1995)

“The Supreme Court, Confucianism and Western values and the impact on the law”, LawTalk, Issue 946, June 2021

Major articles and papers

Mai Chen & Andrew Godwin “Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Parties in Australian courts – Insights from New Zealand” (2022) Issue Paper, to be launched on 12 September 2022. 

Mai Chen & David Goddard J “Putting a Social and Cultural Framework on the Evidence Act: Recent New Zealand Supreme Court Guidance” (2022). Presentations to a seminar on the Supreme Court decision in Deng v Zheng [2022] NZSC 76.

“Latest cases on CALD parties in litigation and lessons from the Court of Appeal in Zheng”, (April 2021) Employment Law Bulletin

“CALD parties before the Employment Relations Authority”, LawTalk, Issue 939, May 2020

“Judicial leadership on equal access to justice for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Parties in Courts”, LawTalk, Issue 938, April 2020

“Unique issues and challenges faced by culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse parties in court” [2019] New Zealand Law Journal 393

“Lawyers need to do more to ensure CALD clients get equal access to justice in courts”, LawTalk, Issue 935, December 2020

Mai Chen “New Zealand’s Ombudsmen Legislation: The Need for Amendments after Almost 50 Years” (2010) 40(4) VUWLR 723. This published the paper from “A Public Law Toolbox Perspective on the Ombudsman’s Role After 50 Years” (paper presented to the 10th World Conference of the International Ombudsman Institute, 14 – 16 November 2012, Wellington)

“Auckland Local Government Reforms” (August 2009) New Zealand Law Journal 316

Mai Chen & Richard Harker “Commerce Amendment Act 2008” (November 2008) New Zealand Law Journal 421

“Crown Entities Act : 18 months on” (September 2006) New Zealand Law Journal 315

“Is Judicial Independence under Threat in New Zealand?”, Triennial Judges Conference, Rotorua, 31 March 2003

New Zealand Law Society Seminar Delegated Legislation, May 2002, “Part II: Practical problems for practitioners with regulations”, pages 57-97

“A Constitutional Revolution? The Role of the New Zealand Parliament in Treaty-making” (2001) New Zealand Universities Law Review 448-474

“Ratifying the Kyoto Protocol by September 2002: Policy and Legislative Implications” [2001] New Zealand Law Journal 443

“The Changing Shape of the Public Sector Under the Labour-Led Coalition Government” [2001] New Zealand Law Journal 207

“Crown Entities” [2001] New Zealand Law Journal 257

“Unfinished Business: The Evolving Role of Parliament in Executive Treaty-Making in New Zealand”, Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law — American Society of International Law Proceedings of Joint Meeting 2000, 227-263

“Inquiries and reviews under the Labour/Alliance Government”, LawTalk, Issue 537, 3 April 2000

“Organising the Executive under a Change Constitution : What should be included?”, Building the Constitution Conference, (Institute of Policy Studies, Wellington, 2000)

“Better Enforcing the Women’s Rights Convention” in Paul Hunt (ed) Human Rights – How are they best protected? Proceedings of a seminar organised by New Zealand Law Society, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, International Commission of Jurists (New Zealand Section) (Human Rights Commission, Auckland, 1998)

“Improving Enforcement of the Women’s Rights Convention” (1996) 2 Human Rights Law and Practice 19

“Parliament And Law-making Under MMP: The New Standing Orders”, in Conference Papers – The 1996 New Zealand Law Conference (1996) vol 1, 132

“MMP and Further Reconfiguration of the State?” [1995] New Zealand Law Journal 158

“Accountability of SOEs & Crown-owned Companies: Judicial Review, the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act and the impact of MMP” [1994] New Zealand Law Journal 296

“The Introduction of Mixed-member Proportional Representation in New Zealand – Implications for Lawyers” (1994) 5 Public Law Review 104

“Judicial review of state-owned enterprises at the crossroads” (1994) 24 Victoria University of Wellington Law Review 51

“Self-regulation or State Regulation? Discrimination in Clubs” (1993) 15 New Zealand Universities Law Review 421

“Judicial Review under the Health and Disability Services Act 1993” (1993) 16(4) Public Sector 20

“MMP to expand lawyer influence, increase parliamentary scrutiny” (1993) Issue 406, LawTalk, 19

“Protective Laws and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women” (1993) 15(1) Women’s Rights Law Reporter 1

“The Impact of the New Human Rights Act 1993: Disability and Age Discrimination” (1993) 91 Australian and New Zealand Equal Opportunity Law and Practice Reporter, “New Developments” 705

“Remedying New Zealand’s Constitution in Crisis: Is MMP part of the answer?” [1993] New Zealand Law Journal 22

“Discrimination, Law, and Being a Chinese Immigrant Woman in New Zealand” [1993] 9(2) Women’s Studies Journal 1-29

“The Inadequacies of New Zealand’s Discrimination Law” [1992] New Zealand Law Journal 137

“Reforming New Zealand’s Anti-Discrimination Law” [1992] New Zealand Law Journal 172

“A Lawyer’s Perspective on Māori and Gender Issues in the 1990 General Elections” in EM McLeay (ed) The 1990 General Election: Perspectives on Political Change in New Zealand Occasional Publication No.3 (Department of Politics, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, 1991) 91

“The Experience of an LLM Student at Harvard Law School” [1990] New Zealand Law Journal 8

“Customary Māori Fishing Rights” [1989] New Zealand Law Journal 233

“Avoiding Compromise Agreements for Unjust Effect: An Evaluation of the Courts’ Approach to section 21(8)(b) Matrimonial Property Act 1976” (1987) 6 Otago Law Review 440

New Zealand Lawyer, Issue 33: Sore Loser or Defender of Democracy? Peters v Clarkson; and 2006 from a Public Law Perspective – 10 February 2006

New Zealand Lawyer, Issue 35: An underutilised public law tool? The first 15 years of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 10 March 2006

New Zealand Lawyer, Issue 37: The Constitutional Future of the Treaty of Waitangi: will the Courts play a role? – 7 April 2006

New Zealand Lawyer, Issue 39: Private Companies and Public Duties – a Cautionary Tale – 5 May 2006

New Zealand Lawyer, Issue 41: A fresh look at Regulation: Trends and Likely Outcomes – 2 June 2006

New Zealand Lawyer, Issue 43: Evaluating the First Eighteen Months of the Crown Entities Act – 30 June 2006

New Zealand Lawyer, Issue 45: Successful Government Contracting – understanding the unique characteristics of the Government as a contracting party – 28 July 2006

New Zealand Lawyer, Issue 47: Local Government – Three years into the learning curves – 25 August 2006

New Zealand Lawyer, Issue 49: Student Discipline from the Public Law Perspective – 22 September 2006

New Zealand Lawyer, Issue 51: The Whangamata Marina Case: Crossing the Rubicon, Part 1 of 2 – 20 October 2006

New Zealand Lawyer, Issue 53: The Whangamata Marina Case: Crossing the Rubicon, Part 2 – 17 November 2006

New Zealand Lawyer, Issue 59: The Government agenda for 2007 from a public law perspective – 2 March 2007

New Zealand Lawyer, Issue 61: Regulate or Ban? Party Pills and Public Law Issues – 30 March 2007

New Zealand Lawyer, Issue 62: The Diagnostic Medlab case: pushing the boundaries of public law, or just an unusual set of law & facts?– 13 April 2007

New Zealand Lawyer, Issue 64: Enforcement and Penalties under the Therapeutic Products and Medicines Bill: Joint Regime or Australian Regime? – 11 May 2007

New Zealand Lawyer, Issue 66: Decision making on climate change policy and legislation: will New Zealand be ready for the first commitment period on 1 January 2008? – 8 June 2007

New Zealand Lawyer, Issue 68: The Education (Tertiary Reforms) Amendment Bill – reforming the sector or eroding academic freedom? – 6 July 2007

New Zealand Lawyer, Issue 70: Review of Parts 4A, 4 and 5 of the Commerce Act: A New Regulatory Dawn? – 3 August 2007

New Zealand Lawyer, Issue 72: Reform of the Real Estate Agents Act 1976: Some constitutional issues – 31 August 2007

New Zealand Lawyer, Issue 74: Section 19 of the Crown Entities Act: does illegality mean invalidity? – 28 September 2007

New Zealand Lawyer, Issue 76: The Government’s recent climate change announcements: public law issues – 26 October 2007

New Zealand Lawyer, Issue 78: The Royal Commission of Inquiry on Auckland: Public Law Issues – 23 November 2007

New Zealand Lawyer, Issue 79: Getting the balance right : Privacy, the free flow of information and the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Amendment Bill

New Zealand Lawyer, Issue 82: The legislative and regulatory outlook in election year 2008 – 22 February 2008

New Zealand Lawyer, Issue 84: Greater regulation of financial advice; getting the balance right? – 20 March 2008

New Zealand Lawyer, Issue 86: Advising clients on the Electoral Finance Act – 18 April 2008

New Zealand Lawyer, Issue 92: Revealing Public Law’s holy book – 11 July 2008

New Zealand Lawyer, Issue 96: Liquor Reform: good government or good politics? – 5 September 2008

New Zealand Lawyer, Issue 97: Reflections on the fifteenth anniversary of the MMP referendum – 19 September 2008

New Zealand Lawyer, Issue 98: Setting the scene: The Electoral Finance Act 2007 in context – 3 October 2008

New Zealand Lawyer, Issue 99: The Real Estate Agents Act 2008: A warning to other professions? – 17 October 2008

New Zealand Lawyer, Issue 100: When is a litigation problem really a legislative problem? – 31 October 2008

New Zealand Lawyer, Issue 107: The changing legislative and regulatory environment under the new Government – the first one hundred days – 8 March 2009

New Zealand Lawyer, Issue 111: Is the MMP referendum likely to result in electoral reform? – 4 May 2009

New Zealand Lawyer, Issue 115: The Impact of the Regulatory Reform Bill and Taskforce – 26 June 2009

New Zealand Lawyer, Issue 117: The Government’s decision not to regulate franchising – can it be changed? – 24 July 2009

New Zealand Lawyer, Issue 123: “Education (Polytechnics) Amendment Bill 2009: A Major Law Reform in the Polytechnic Sector” – 16 October 2009

New Zealand Lawyer, Issue: 126: “Strengthening the Protection of Private Property: The Regulatory Responsibility Taskforce 2009 and Revised Bill” – 11 December 2009, pp10-11

New Zealand Lawyer, Issue 137: Why Ombudsman Matter and Why the Ombudsman Act needs Reform” – 28 May 2010, pp10-13

New Zealand Lawyer, Issue 143: “The Relevance of Public Law to Business” – 20 August 2010, pp 10-12

New Zealand Lawyer, Issue 159: “New Zealand Parliament’s love affair with fast law-making and urgency” – 6 May 2011

New Zealand Lawyer, Issue 177: “The Public Law Toolbox” – 10 February 2012

“Ensuring ethnically diverse workers do not suffer greater injury and illness”, LawTalk, Issue 925, February 2019

“The Importance of Diverse Thinking for the Legal Profession”, LawTalk, Issue 922, October 2018

“Multiple Ground Discrimination: A 21st century necessity” LawTalk, Issue 902, 2 December 2016

“Cultural Differences”, Safeguard Magazine, September/October 2018