Following a change in the rules on 1 July 2015 that govern how barristers receive instructions?from clients,?the New Zealand Law Society has approved Tony Beach’s application to take “direct instructions” from clients, in certain circumstances. ?Previously, an instructing solicitor was required where the client was not legally aided. ?Now – depending on the case –…

A client had been charged with drugs offences under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 and the Medicines Act 1981. ?The client was?also later charged with failing to answer District Court bail under the Bail Act 2000. ?Tony Beach, through extensive written submissions and evidence by way of affidavits, sought a discharge without conviction on…

Tony Beach’s client had accepted the charge of driving with excess breath alcohol but sought an order from the District Court Judge at sentencing that the client be given an “alcohol interlock licence disqualification” under a new provision of the Land Transport Act 1998. ?The new provision provides for a device to be fitted to…

A client was charged under the Crimes Act 1961 with using a forged document and obtaining by deception. ?The client had assisted a family member in his dealings with Work and Income. ?There was evidence that the family member was, to some extent, mentally impaired. ?Other members of the family brought accusations against Tony Beach’s…

Tony Beach’s client was facing charges of possession of Class A drugs and possession of utensils (a pipe) under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975, as well as charges of possession of firearms and ammunition under the Arms Act 1983. ?Tony Beach argued that the possession charges should be dismissed on the grounds that the…

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2015/07/mt-eden-prison-guards-understaffed-afraid.html By Kim Vinnell There are fresh revelations private prison operator Serco went out of its way to make sure its squeaky clean record stayed that way. In Mt Eden prison where inmates are king, are guards who say they’re understaffed and afraid. “It’s about time we all spoke out and say what it’s actually…

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