NZ Bar backs Family Court amid controversy (1 May 2017) (New Zealand)

NZ Lawyer

The New Zealand Bar Association says that critics are placing undue blame on the Family Court even though there are better avenues to seek reforms of the system.

“The aim of the collective to shine a light on domestic violence is to be commended. However, it would be more helpful for the Collective to present properly collated evidence to Parliament’s Justice and Electoral Committee on the Family and Whanau Legislation Bill, rather than to unjustifiably lay blame at the door of the Family Court,” the Bar said in a statement.

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