find the latest legal job
Senior Associate - Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Category: Litigation and Dispute Resolution | Location: Melbourne CBD & Inner Suburbs Melbourne VIC
· Come work for a firm ranked in Lawyers Weekly Top 25 Attraction Firms
View details
Associate - Workplace Relations & Safety
Category: Industrial Relations and Employment Law | Location: Brisbane CBD & Inner Suburbs Brisbane QLD
· Employer of choice · Strong team culture
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Banking and Finance Law | Location: All Perth WA
· Freelance opportunities through Vario from Pinsent Masons
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Other | Location: All Adelaide SA
· • Qualified lawyer with a strong academic background
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Other | Location: All Melbourne VIC
· • Qualified lawyer with a strong academic background
View details
NZ firms survey damage

NZ firms survey damage

The Christchurch offices of many national New Zealand firms have been severely damaged by Tuesday's earthquake.Duncan Cotterill, whose Christchurch office was situated in the badly damaged…

The Christchurch offices of many national New Zealand firms have been severely damaged by Tuesday's earthquake.

Duncan Cotterill, whose Christchurch office was situated in the badly damaged Clarendon Tower, had around 35 members of its corporate team trapped on Level 9 after the stairs had caved in.

All Duncan Cotterill staff eventually made it to safety.

The firm's chief executive Janice Fredric said that staff were working on IT matters and finding temporary accommodation, as it will be "some time" before they can even gain access to the building.

The Christchurch office of Simpson Grierson was also badly damaged.

Other law firms with offices in the region affected include Buddle Findlay, Cavell Leitch and Chapman Tripp. These three firms have released statements acknowledging that staff are safe.

The Law Society of New Zealand reported that its Christchurch office was in a state of "disarray".

The death toll from the earthquake officially stands at 76, but is expected to rise with many people still unaccounted for.

The Christchurch CBD is effectively closed, with a curfew in that area introduced overnight.

Like this story? Read more:

QLS condemns actions of disgraced lawyer as ‘stain on the profession’

NSW proposes big justice reforms to target risk of reoffending

The legal budget breakdown 2017

NZ firms survey damage
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
Scales of Justice, ALA, right-to-die law
Oct 24 2017
‘Right-to-die’ laws would be a relief for terminally ill: ALA
The passage of an assisted dying bill through the lower house of Victorian Parliament has been haile...
Diversity
Oct 24 2017
Diversity top of agenda for future WA Law Society president
The advancement of diversity in the Western Australian legal profession will be one of the key items...
Jetski
Oct 23 2017
How to fail well
The legal profession is due for an attitude adjustment when it comes to perceived failures, accordin...
APPOINTMENTS
Allens managing partner Richard Spurio, image courtesy Allens' website
Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
Esteban Gomez
May 11 2017
National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
opinion
Nicole Rich
May 16 2017
Access to justice for young transgender Australians
Reform is looming for the process that young transgender Australians and their families must current...
Geoff Roberson
May 11 2017
The lighter side of the law: when law and comedy collide
On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much that is amusing about the law, writes Geoff Rober...
Help
May 10 2017
Advocate’s immunity – without fear or without favour but not both
On 29 March 2017, the High Court handed down its decision in David Kendirjian v Eugene Lepore & ...