Twitchy lawyers put heat under Chief Justice

Chief Justice Dame Sian Elias is under mounting pressure from powerful forces in the legal profession to take “decisive action” to reintroduce specialist High Court judges.

The country’s legal eagles want to know why she – a devotee of the "one judge fits all" dogma – is reluctant to bring New Zealand into line with other jurisdictions in this regard.

The issue is currently being investigated by the Law Commission, which says it has attracted more interest than “anything else in our courts project”.


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