About The Law Report

The Law Report gives you:

  • Searching of notable news updates - FREE
  • Searching of archived articles - FREE
  • Information about the latest notable cases and legislation - FREE
  • Useful links - FREE

The Law Report is a comprehensive and easy-to-use website dedicated to helping you filter information so you only read what's important and relevant to you. Founder Melissa Perkin has had a number of roles in the legal profession as a solicitor, barrister, Judges’ Clerk and a Regulatory Solicitor at the Law Society. As the creator and original author of the email Law Society Bulletin, Melissa adds her information gathering and writing skills and has brought together a team of lawyers and legal information professionals to provide the user with easy access to current and archived legal information.

Our editorial team filters through the cases, legislative changes, submissions, news and articles to give you summaries of what we believe to be most relevant and important. We have an archive of important decisions and articles from the beginning of 2010 and legislation from the beginning of 2009.

You can reach the team at The Law Report at:

(09) 309 3139 or

accounts@thelawreport.co.nz  or

PO Box 1781, Shortland Street, Auckland 1140, New Zealand


Free searchable notable news updates

Keep informed of the latest industry news for free - you'll be able to read a headline and short summary, and link to the item if you want more detailed information.

Free searchable article archive

You'll also have access to our database of industry-written articles. It's absolutely free, but if you're looking for something more specific, our subscription service's advanced search functionality will make finding what you need even easier.

Free list of the latest notable cases and legislation

Keep track of the latest important cases for free on our site. Each case is listed with their subject/s and a short summary. If you spot anything of particular interest to you, simply click through to the full case summaries on our paid subscription service. You'll also find similar updates on important acts, regulations and bills.

Free weekly email alert

Register to have all this information sent direct to your inbox for free with our weekly email alert. Take a few minutes to review the email, then delve deeper into the information that's important to you through our subscription service.

Free useful links

Access our free database of useful websites and direct links to legislation specific to your area of law.

Advanced archive searching

Our paid subscription service offers you the ability to search our archives across the entire site by dates, subjects, courts, judges and much more. It means you can find a particular item or gather a broader range of relevant information.

Headnotes of notable cases

Subscribe to The Law Report and you'll have access to informative, concise headnotes of the important cases from New Zealand courts. You'll also be able to download these decisions. These overviews will give you an understanding of the pertinent points, without having to spend hours poring over lengthy decisions.

Summaries of New Zealand legislation

Our subscription service will help you stay informed of legislative changes. With your subscription, you'll receive access to our constantly updated easily searchable archive, containing summaries of relevant proposed and passed legislation, with the option to download and save your own copy of the full document.

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