Te Hunga Rōia Māori o Aotearoa and Te Aka Matua o Te Ture | the Law Commission have developed a good relationship over recent years, and on 21 July 2020 signed a Memorandum of Understanding which sets out a framework for closer engagement. This includes the Commission providing regular updates and receiving advice on consultation with Māori with respect to its current and planned work programme, and Te Hunga Rōia Māori o Aotearoa encouraging its members to make submissions on issues that are relevant to Māori.
The Law Commission is seeking input on the issues that arise under New Zealand's succession law. This short survey is designed for practitioners and those with a prior understanding of succession law.
The Commission intends to consult publicly at a later date. The responses to this survey will inform our review. We may refer to the survey feedback in our consultation materials and other publications.
Grant Thornton and the Family Law Section of the New Zealand Law Society have released their New Zealand Relationship Property Survey 2019. The report states that “there was broad support among respondents for the Law Commission’s proposals recently tabled in the Law Commission’s final report on its review of the PRA” (page 28). Read the whole report at https://www.grantthornton.co.nz/globalassets/1.-member-firms/new-zealand/pdfs/gtnz-nzls-rp-2019-web.pdf
Update Relationship Property: Law Commission recommends a new Act for dividing property when people separate
The Minister Responsible for the Law Commission, Hon Andrew Little, has recently requested that the Commission commence work on a review of succession law and a review of laws related to adults with impaired decision-making capacity in the 2019/20 year. The succession law project follows the completion of the review of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 while the review of laws relating to adults with impaired decision-making capacity will follow the completion of the review of the Criminal Investigations (Bodily Samples) Act 1995.