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Case Brief: Financial Services Complaints Limited v Chief Ombudsman [2022] NZCA 248
August 12, 2022
Financial Services Complaints Limited (FSCL) successfully appealed a direction by the High Court that FSCL’s application to use “ombudsman” in their name be reconsidered by delegation from the Chief Ombudsman.
In the Media: Brigitte Morten on Nine to Noon
August 8, 2022
Discussing the week in politics.
In the Media: Client NZ Taxpayers' Union on Ownership Claims
August 4, 2022
Franks Ogilvie was instructed by the NZ Taxpayers' Union to analysis claims made by the Minister of Local Government, Nanaia Mahuta (and her ministerial colleagues) that local authorities will continue to own three waters assets in the Three Waters Scheme.
Explainer: Electoral law review
August 1, 2022
In October 2021, the Government announced a review into New Zealand’s electoral laws. The goal of the review is to make election rules fairer and clearer. Increased fairness and transparency is intended to increase voter participation.
Case Brief: Wellington International Airport Ltd v Waka Kotahi [2022] NZHC 954
July 28, 2022
Wellington International Airport unsuccessfully applied for an interim injunction pausing the New Zealand Transport Authority’s (Waka Kotahi) construction of a signal-controlled pedestrian crossing on Cobham Drive, until their judicial review application could be heard in the High Court.
Case Brief: Attorney-General v Family First New Zealand [2022] NZSC 80
July 14, 2022
The Supreme Court held Family First no longer qualifies for charitable registration under the Charities Act 2005.
Explainer: Water Services Act 2021 (Updated)
July 11, 2022
The Water Services Act 2021 (‘Act’) commences 15 November 2021. This Act is part of the Three Waters Reforms. It establishes drinking water standards and regulates all persons and organisations that supply drinking water.
In the Media: Brigitte Morten on Nine to Noon
July 4, 2022
Director Brigitte Morten joined RNZ host Kathryn Ryan and Capital Relations' Director Neale Jones on Nine to Noon to talk about the week in politics.
In the Media: Brigitte Morten on the Tauranga By-election
June 20, 2022
Discussing the Tauranga by-election results

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