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To really benefit from CLANZ membership, become a premium member. For a small annual fee, you'll benefit from a range of premium offerings.

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Essential Guide

The Essential Guide to In-house Practice

Essential Guide

The Essential Guide to In-house Practice is a joint initiative between CLANZ and its long time sponsor, law firm Bell Gully.

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eCLANZ

Our monthly email newsletter to members

eCLANZ

eCLANZ is one of our primary communication channels to members. You can take a look through previous editions in our eCLANZ archive.

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Latest CLANZ News

Updates on CLANZ offerings, conference and regulatory matters

From the president

I recently attended a CLANZ event in Christchurch, making it my first visit to the Garden City since the earthquakes.

It was a surreal experience.

I grew up in Christchurch and eventually moved to Auckland to work.

The west and north of town felt normal as there were no signs of damage; it felt full of life.

Driving closer into the city centre, however, it increasingly grew quieter until I was eventually weaving around road works in a desolate landscape where populated buildings once proudly stood.

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A quick chat with: Jeremy Valentine, CLANZ Committee member

General Manager – Risk, Legal & Governance, The Co-operative Bank

How long have you been on the CLANZ Committee for?

Since 2008 and served as President from 2010-12.

What do you hope to achieve as a CLANZ Committee member in the year ahead?

I am keen to continue to represent the interests of in-house lawyers and use my knowledge and experience to help further the many initiatives CLANZ engages in. I am particularly excited about our membership of In-house Counsel Worldwide (ICW), a collection of in-house counsel associations who have come together to provide support and promote the interests and standing of in-house lawyers. I have joined the executive committee of ICW and see it as providing real benefits to in-house lawyers through things such as access to shared resources and knowledge sharing.

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Privilege for in-house legal advice not waived

The High Court has dismissed an application by an accounting firm challenging the Commissioner of Inland Revenue’s claim of legal professional privilege for advice provided by an in-house lawyer.

Inland Revenue’s Group Tax Counsel, Graham Tubb, welcomed the decision in Accountants First Ltd v Commissioner of Inland Revenue.[1]

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