The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2020-04-29T00:58:56Z LexisNexis New Zealand’s Social Justice project delivers FREE legal guidance to New Zealanders during the pandemic crisis 2020-04-29T00:58:56Z lexisnexis-new-zealand-s-social-justice-project-delivers-free-legal-guidance-to-new-zealanders-during-the-pandemic-crisis 29-APRIL-2020 AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND -  LexisNexis New Zealand,  a leading provider of legal, regulatory and business information and analytics to the legal industry, announced today it is providing all New Zealanders FREE legal guidance notes on tenants’ rights, employees’ rights and immigration measures as they relate to the pandemic crisis, available on their COVID-19 Information Centre  www.lexisnexis.co.nz/COVID19. This information for the general public is an extension of the Practical Guidance - Social Justice module. “COVID-19 has had an immense effect on global economies, but there is a human-factor that can get lost in the statistics,” said Greg Dickason, Managing Director, LexisNexis Pacific. “By providing relevant guidance on topics like tenant and employee rights, [LexisNexis] New Zealand’s Social Justice project addresses the human aspect of this crisis.”   What is the Practical Guidance - Social Justice? Practical Guidance- Social Justice is a free-to-use product aimed at offering information and guidance for individuals unable to afford a lawyer or who wish to represent themselves in court. Legal professionals and academics provide their expertise to a range of topics that include: Self-Represented Litigants Guidance; Immigration; Discrimination; Seniors; Māori Law and Ethnic Groups, among others.  LexisNexis New Zealand teamed-up with the Wellington Community Justice Project to provide timely notes on tenants’ and employees’ rights during the pandemic crisis. These are the first of a series of pandemic-focused guidance notes specifically created for the general public, available in the Practical Guidance COVID-19 Toolkit on the  Other topics planned for future release include Police Powers in the COVID-19 Context and the Construction Industry at Alert Level 2 and Above. "The current climate with COVID-19 emphasises the importance of legal content for everyday New Zealanders to better understand and enforce their rights. The Wellington Community Justice Project (WCJP), Law Reform team continues to work with LexisNexis to update and create social justice content during this time,” said Natasha Young, Law Reform Leader, Wellington Community Justice Project. “Thank you to the WCJP volunteers Prakriti Bhatt, Sarah Burton and Ashley Chrystall for assisting with the COVID-19 Guidance Notes."  “While New Zealand prepares to drop to Alert Level 3, many people will be faced with a new reality as it relates to where they work and live. These guidance notes, available on our COVID-19 Information Centre, focus on topics directly related to the issues they are facing during this crisis. By providing these free resources to the general public, we [LexisNexis New Zealand] continue our pledge to advance the Rule of Law within our community,” said Andy Boss, General Manager, LexisNexis New Zealand. Visitors to the COVID-19 Information Centre have access to downloadable PDF  “guidance notes” containing easy-to-understand legal guidance tailored for the general public. These notes provide practical information on relevant legal issues to New Zealanders during the COVID-19 crisis, identifying risks and issues that may arise. Written in plain English, the guidance notes help the reader to understand their rights and obligations in these unprecedented times. Available on the COVID-19 Information Centre are: Tenants’ Rights in the COVID-19 Context (DOWNLOAD HERE) Addresses Government measures to protect tenants’ in their homes during the time of the crisis Guidance note is in Q&A format and covers an overview of the temporary changes to the law, and information on moving tenancies during the lockdown; the temporary rent freeze; and terminating tenancies during the lockdown Material is useful for any residential tenant unsure of their rights under the law in the COVID-19 situation Employees’ Rights in the COVID-19 Context (DOWNLOAD HERE) Employment rights is a huge area of focus at the moment given the fast-moving changes to businesses in NZ Addresses the Government’s measures to assist businesses during the lockdown and beyond Guidance note is in Q&A format and covers employment types, income rights, leave rights, and workplace rights – it will be useful for any employee unsure of  their rights and entitlements at the moment Immigration Measures in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (DOWNLOAD HERE) The closure of NZ borders to almost all travellers in response to the COVID-19 crisis has created new challenges for immigration to NZ Guidance note covers key information about travel to NZ, how visas are affected, and information for seasonal employers This note will be useful for anyone unsure of their rights with respect to immigration in New Zealand at this time Other Social Justice topics available in the Practical Guidance COVID-19 Toolkit include: - Police Powers in the COVID-19 Context (DOWNLOAD HERE) - COVID-19 Guidance for the Construction Industry at Alert Level 2 and Above (DOWNLOAD HERE)    About Wellington Community Justice Project - Law Reform Team Started by law students at Victoria University of Wellington in 2010, the Wellington Community Justice Project aims to improve access to justice in New Zealand  and our community and give our volunteers opportunities to develop their legal skills. By partnering with various existing organisations which share similar goals, including Wellington Community Law Centre, the Human Rights Commission, the Restorative Justice Trust and so on, they also work to ensure that areas of society overlooked by the current system are addressed by exploring new avenues of community work. The Law Reform Team of the WCJP works to ensure that legislative changes and policy developments in New Zealand reflect the wider community. Partnering with LexisNexis, the Law Reform Team review and create Social Justice content, aimed at making the law more accessible to help every New Zealander understand and enforce their own rights.     About LexisNexis Legal & Professional LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of legal, regulatory and business information and analytics that help customers increase productivity, improve decision-making and outcomes, and advance the rule of law around the world. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. LexisNexis Legal & Professional, which serves customers in more than 150 countries with 10,600 employees worldwide, is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers.  ### LexisNexis New Zealand remote working during COVID-19 pandemic 2020-03-30T23:43:49Z lexisnexis-new-zealand-remote-working-during-covid-19-pandemic 31-MARCH-2020 AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND -  LexisNexis Pacific, part of RELX Group, announced today that it will be enabling access to their print titles on our flagship digital platforms Lexis Advance and Lexis Red. This is to support our valued customers as they change their working environment and location in response to the threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our customers are used to being able to refer to books and loose-leaf titles throughout their day either at their desk or in their firm’s library. It is important to have access to this information to provide the high-quality advice that clients need and expect. When transitioning to remote working, this access is no-longer possible, potentially impacting client outcomes and The Rule of Law. To support our customers during this time LexisNexis will be providing access to their existing print titles, where digital versions are available, on our flagship digital platforms Lexis Advance and Lexis Red initially until 30th June 2020. LexisNexis will continue to monitor the situation and extend access as needed. “Supporting our customers during this time of crisis is a priority for LexisNexis,” said Greg Dickason, MD Pacific. “We are enabling our customers to work remotely and ensure that they are still able to offer their high-quality advice to their clients and support The Rule of Law. By doing this we will be standing with the Legal Profession while there is significant change in the global economy.” To gain access to previously purchased LexisNexis print titles on the LexisNexis flagship digital platforms, customers are requested to complete the form located in the LexisNexis COVID-19 information center located on our website: www.lexisnexis.co.nz/COVID19. Not all print titles are available on these platforms and we are working hard to increase our coverage over the coming weeks and months.     About LexisNexis Legal & Professional LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of legal, regulatory and business information and analytics that help customers increase productivity, improve decision-making and outcomes, and advance the rule of law around the world. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. LexisNexis Legal & Professional, which serves customers in more than 150 countries with 10,600 employees worldwide, is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers.   ### LexisNexis New Zealand Launches COVID-19 Information Centre 2020-03-30T01:09:45Z lexisnexis-new-zealand-launches-covid-19-information-centre 30-MARCH-2020 AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - LexisNexis New Zealand announces the launch of a new resource to support customers during the COVID-19 Level 4 lockdown. www.lexisnexis.co.nz/COVID19 has been developed to provide LexisNexis customers free access to vital research content and information as it relates to the current pandemic situation.“While the uncertainty of Coronavirus presents challenges and risks, we want to assure our customers that LexisNexis Pacific is committed to supporting you and your business throughout the course of this pandemic. Information channels like the LexisNexis New Zealand COVID-19 Information Centre is the first of many initiatives we are planning that will enable and support our customers through this challenging time,” said Greg Dickason, Managing Director, LexisNexis Pacific.Visitors to the LexisNexis New Zealand COVID-19 Information Centre can explore a library of research, articles and commentary across specific practice areas directly related to pandemic issues. Content will be updated regularly as developments are announced. Product resources like user guides, video tutorials and CPD-earning webinars are also available through the site to help customers utilise their suite of solutions. LexisNexis New Zealand will have product support and training resources are available by request, and is operating business as usual by calling 0800 800 986. “The New Zealand community is faced with extremely uncertain times, but technology is able to keep us connected and informed like no other time in history,” said Andy Boss, General Manager, LexisNexis New Zealand. “Now that the Level 4 lockdown is in place and working remotely becomes the new normal, we [LexisNexis New Zealand] wanted to develop a resource to help make the transition easier for our customers.” About LexisNexis Legal & Professional LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of legal, regulatory and business information and analytics that help customers increase productivity, improve decision-making and outcomes, and advance the rule of law around the world. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. LexisNexis Legal & Professional, which serves customers in more than 150 countries with 10,600 employees worldwide, is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. ### BOOK RELEASE EVENT: Kia Kākano Rua te Ture: A te reo Māori Handbook for the Law 2019-10-08T22:20:36Z book-release-event-kia-k-kano-rua-te-ture-a-te-reo-m-ori-handbook-for-the-law “Kia Kākano Rua te Ture is destined to become the go-to reo and tikanga guide for those working in the law.” Forward by:  The Honourable Justice Joe Williams, Ngāti Pūkenga, Waitaha and Tapuika Debut authors and proactive advocates for te reo Māori Alana Thomas and Corin Merrick have written the first practical handbook of te reo Māori specifically for the legal profession: Kia Kākano Rua te Ture: A te reo Māori Handbook for the Law. Equipping legal practitioners, law students, government departments and the judiciary with the tools they need to take a step towards a more equitable justice system. “The name of this book, ‘Kia Kākano Rua te Ture’, stems from our aspiration to see biculturalism in our legal system. We see te reo Māori as the waka (vehicle) which can take us to that destination. Normalising te reo Māori will not only benefit us as practitioners, but also have a positive impact on those around us.  The benefits of learning te reo Māori extend far beyond just learning new words, and into alternative ways of thinking and problem solving.” – Alana Thomas, Author & Lawyer, Kaupare With a practical focus on Māori language and protocol to be used in different professional and Court settings, Kia Kākano Rua te Ture: A te reo Māori Handbook for the Law is a necessary foundation to help users not only expand their skill sets, but will also work to improve the legal access Māori have by ensuring they have an understanding of te reo Māori and Māori issues. “I have seen a number of people announce their appearances in Court in te reo Māori and this has been incredibly exciting for me because I believe that there is a desire to come away from the monoculturalism that has dominated the legal world. Learning te reo Māori will provide lawyers with new tools for interpreting the law. I believe that the incorporation of te reo Māori and tikanga Māori into our practices will have a positive impact on our clients, especially in the Family Court and Youth Court.”  - Corin Merrick, Author & Barrister, Mānuka Chambers “As a publisher my dream is to produce really great books that people want and need, and legal publishing is no exception to this. Students and practitioners need to have quality, reliable content at their fingertips to aid their success. Kia Kākano Rua te Ture is, I believe, a book that everyone with ties to the legal industry should own and use,” said JD Nodder, Texts Manager of LexisNexis New Zealand. “Alana and Corin have created a book that is accessible and practical; a book that helps ease users into te reo and te ao Māori, to help them understand the importance of tikanga when working with Māori clients, and to improve their use of te reo Māori in written and verbal communication. There is a passion for te reo Māori in New Zealand and I hope that Kia Kākano Rua te Ture is one more way that more people can embrace and utilise reo Māori – not only in their legal professional lives, but in their everyday lives. Toi te kupu, toi te mana, toi te whenua.”  To place an order for this title*, call 0800 800 986 or visit https://store.lexisnexis.co.nz. Pre-Order Price: $108 NZD (incl. GST) RRP:  $120 NZD (incl. GST) Format: Book | ISBN: 9780947514891 *Members of the news media should contact michele.fairbank@lexisnexis.co.nz for a review copy & additional media materials Event Details DATE: Friday, 25th October, 2019 TIME: 12:00pm – 3:00pm (Lunch will be served) LOCATION: Ōrākei Marae | 59B Kitemoana St, Orakei, Auckland 1071 MEDIA RSVP: Michele.fairbank@lexisnexis.co.nz About the Authors ALANA THOMAS is of Ngāti Rēhia and Ngāti Kuri descent and grew up in Whangārei where she attended Whangārei Girls High School. She lives in Auckland and is a proud mother of her two children, Maioha and Te Āiorangi. She is a lawyer at her own firm, Kaupare.   After graduating from the University of Auckland in 2008, she has practised in several areas of law including Criminal Law, Family Law and Commercial Law, but the majority of her practice is now dedicated to progressing matters in the Māori Land Court, Māori Appellate Court and the Waitangi Tribunal.     CORIN MERRICK is a graduate of Kōhanga Reo and Kura Kaupapa Māori.  She is a Barrister at Mānuka Chambers in Manukau, Auckland.  She was admitted to the bar in 2008 and started her career working in one of New Zealand’s top law firms.  She is a Court Appointed Youth Advocate acting for young people in the Youth Court, Rangatahi Court and Pasifika Court.  She appears for parties on a wide range of matters in the Family Court. Corin is a past member of the Executive Committee of Te Hunga Rōia Māori, and a member of the Family Law Section. About LexisNexis Legal & Professional LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of legal, regulatory and business information and analytics that help customers increase productivity, improve decision-making and outcomes, and advance the rule of law around the world. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. LexisNexis Legal & Professional, which serves customers in more than 130 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide, is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers.   ### Recently Published: A Call for Change in Voluntary Unionism 2019-06-27T21:38:16Z recently-published-a-call-for-change-in-voluntary-unionism HAMILTON, 24 JUNE 2019 - A team of academics is calling for a change to voluntary unionism. Instead of the present non-union default for workers, common in many countries, they would like to see a union default, and they have the support of some of the legal fraternity. Professor Mark Harcourt from Waikato Management School at Waikato University and former Minister of Labour Professor Margaret Wilson from Waikato’s Faculty of Law are two of the four academics investigating how a union default might work through legal regulation in a study funded by the New Zealand Law Foundation. The other two researchers are Nisha Novell a law student from Victoria University of Wellington and Dr Gregor Gall from the University of Glasgow. In an article entitled “Implementation of a union default in New Zealand law as an antidote to rising income inequality” published in the March 2019 issue of the Employment Law Bulletin (LexisNexis), the team interviewed 42 employment law experts, 23 practising lawyers, mainly law firm partners, 11 legal officers, lawyers or equivalent in unions, five employment law or industrial relations academics, and three Employment Relations Authority (ERA) members. Thirty (71%) of the interviewees liked the idea of a union default, 12 (29%) did not. Professor Harcourt says for a long time there has been a belief that the rise in income inequality can be partly attributed to the decline in unions and collective bargaining, and research from other countries bears this out. “We’ve worked out that nearly half of New Zealand workers want union membership but most work for a non-union employer with no union onsite they can join. Establishing and sustaining a union presence on sites is difficult and costly, and harder still if the employer isn’t supportive.” He is proposing a new policy of default unionism, enacted in law, would help address rising income inequality, declining union membership and collective bargaining, but it was important to discover what lawyers and others working in the field thought about the idea and how it might be implemented.    Among the law practitioners interviewed, those who supported a union default said the most acceptable default would apply to new employees at sites that already had a collective agreement and union representation.  At non-union sites, unions would recruit members and then approach the employer to negotiate a collective agreement.   All employees covered by a new agreement would then be automatically enrolled as union members, but with the option to leave the union afterwards. If there were problems negotiating a new agreement within a set time-frame of, say three or four months, the Employment Relations Authority could arbitrate one and infer coverage from the composition of members thus far recruited, or some other criterion.     It was important to the legal experts interviewed that opting out of a union should be a simple process, but not all agreed on the time they should spend in a union before deciding not to associate. Some favoured 30 days, which would give new employees time to learn of any value the union might bring, while others said the choice to join or not should be from the start of employment. Another option was 90 days, if there were a trial period, and some argued for ‘no fees’ during any compulsory membership. Despite widespread de-unionisation, surveys show roughly half of all workers across richer Anglophone countries, such as Australia and New Zealand, want to be union members but a majority cannot exercise their preference because they belong to a non-union workplace. “At the moment inertia keeps people out of unions, but with a union default, inertia would be seen as an advantage,” Professor Harcourt says. “Moreover, a union default would become a perceived social norm -- what people deem to be the most prevalent or acceptable behaviour in a group situation, and which most people comply with.” In the past, recruitment of members was less of an issue. Unions, once established, could negotiate closed-shop clauses in their collective agreements. Such a clause meant an employer agreed to employ only workers who were already members of a particular union or had agreed to join once employed. In the study, opponents to a default scheme comprised three groups: those with concerns about the freedom not to associate, those who believed unions were generally unnecessary, and those who believed unions were disruptive. Some had concerns about implementation and about people being pressured to join and wondered how workers who wanted to negotiate their own agreements might fare. Even those who did not like the idea of a union default agreed it would increase membership and strengthen union bargaining power. Most interviewees believed that regulation of a union default would not require radical changes to the Employment Relations Act or institutions that administer it. Professor Harcourt says a union default would not automatically facilitate union effectiveness, but a larger, stronger union would help diminish employer resistance to union requests or demands. “I’m aware people might say this is a backdoor route to socialism, an affront to individual liberty,” says Professor Harcourt. “But people would be able to opt out if they chose to. It’s not a closed shop we’re suggesting.” ### For interviews, additional materials, images and copies of the full article, contact michele.fairbank@lexisnexis.co.nz  About the University of Waikato The University of Waikato in New Zealand has campuses in Hamilton and Tauranga. Research is a key focus for the university and importance is placed on fostering an active research community and producing critical-thinking, future-focused graduates who are globally aware. Waikato Management School is among an elite group of institutions worldwide that have triple-crown status from leading accreditation bodies, EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB. About the New Zealand Law Foundation The New Zealand Law Foundation – Te Manatū a Ture o Aotearoa – is an independent charitable trust that provides grants for legal research, public education on legal matters and legal training.  Since 1992, the Law Foundation has provided over $30 million in funding for legal research and law scholarships.  Its funded projects have produced independent legal thinking, with many influencing major and emerging public policy issues. For more information, visit: www.lawfoundation.org.nz About LexisNexis Legal & Professional LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of legal, regulatory and business information and analytics that help customers increase productivity, improve decision-making and outcomes, and advance the rule of law around the world. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. LexisNexis Legal & Professional, which serves customers in more than 130 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide, is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. About Employment Law Bulletin The Employment Law Bulletin keeps you up to date with the latest developments in employment law and is a must for any practitioner or professional dealing with employment law issues. The Bulletin is highly regarded among practitioners and stakeholders in the employment field, including the Courts. Each issue contains articles giving expert practical analysis on the most current and relevant issues in employment law, as well as case notes on key employment decisions. LexisNexis® announces new partner solution Cloudcheck 2018-12-03T00:39:34Z lexisnexis-announces-new-partner-solution-cloudcheck AUCKLAND, December 3, 2018 – LexisNexis, a leading provider of content and technology solutions for the legal industry, announced today they have partnered with Verifi Identity Services Limited (Verifi) to deliver Cloudcheck, an integrated online electronic verification of identity solution to Affinity and LAWbase customers. Cloudcheck assists the user in meeting their AML/CFT obligations by providing electronic identity verification (EV) as permitted under Part 3 of the Amended Identity Verification Code of Practice 2013 (NZ). By seamlessly integrating into LexisNexis Affinity and LAWbase practice management systems, Cloudcheck allows the user to automatically progress the client engagement processes with minimal disruption. Andy Boss, General Manager, LexisNexis NZ Ltd. said, “Partnering with Verifi to provide Cloudcheck continues our promise to provide best-in-class technology innovations to our customers. We are excited to offer a secure, seamlessly integrated and easy-to-use solution as part of our Affinity and LAWbase solutions.” Vincent McCartney, Managing Director, Verifi, said: “This exciting new partnership with Lexis Nexis allows Verifi to distribute Cloudcheck to law firms on an unprecedented scale and is a key component of our growth strategy in the legal space. The simplicity and effectiveness of the Cloudcheck integration into the Affinity and LAWbase platforms will allow law practitioners to electronically verify their clients in a matter of seconds, therefore transforming how they interact with their clients to meet their AML/CFT obligations.” Cloudcheck is available as an integrated feature within Lexis Affinity 8.2 upgrade as well as LAWbase practice management solutions. Some key benefits include:  Seamless integration, secure, cloud hosted solution Automatic updates when new data sources become available Ease of use Verify clients by using information in their wallet or passport Local support Cloudcheck is NZ owned and supported locally   Visit www.lexisnexis.co.nz/partner/cloudcheck for more information about Cloudcheck.  To request product demonstration, please contact michele.fairbank@lexisnexis.co.nz.   About LexisNexis Legal & Professional LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of legal, regulatory and business information and analytics that help customers increase productivity, improve decision-making and outcomes, and advance the rule of law around the world. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. LexisNexis Legal & Professional, which serves customers in more than 130 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide, is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.    About Verifi Identity Services Verifi Identity Services Limited (“Verifi”) is a leading provider of online electronic identity verification (“EV”) solutions and PEP screening to companies requiring name, date of birth and address verification of their customers. Verifi was founded in 2012 in Auckland, New Zealand by legal and financial services professionals Tyler McNamee and Vincent McCartney, and interactive pioneers Karl von Randow and Matthew Buchanan of Cactuslab. Together they provide over 30 years of global financial services experience and 30 years of modern, functional and accessible web solutions.  # # # RA ComplyHub launches 2018-09-02T21:07:44Z ra-complyhub-launches WELLINGTON, September 3, 2018 - LexisNexis, a leading provider of content and technology solutions for the legal industry, is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with Restaurant Association of New Zealand (RA) to bring “RA ComplyHub” to members. The partnership aims to bring straight-talking compliance information to restaurant and café owners and members wishing to start a new enterprise or have a better understanding of their compliance obligations. RA ComplyHub is designed to guide Restaurant Association members through the maze of legal and regulatory processes that can get in the way of running their business.  Andy Boss, General Manager, at LexisNexis says, “New Zealand is renowned for its entertainment culture and influx of people exploring our shores. This partnership between LexisNexis and Restaurant Association brings further assurance for business owners that their business environment has the information needed to be compliant to regulatory standards.” “All the information members need to keep their business legally compliant across a range of topics can be found in one central hub. Our internal teams designed the content for people without a legal background, meaning that users don’t need a law degree to understand and work through the content. Plain English has been key, and all our legal obligations have been written with this as the focus.” Marisa Bidois, CEO of The Restaurant Association of New Zealand says, “RA ComplyHub supports the work of our active Helpline team at the Restaurant Association, assisting members with queries about everything from Employment Agreements to questions about their lease. RA ComplyHub condenses all the information essential to running a compliant business. You can have the most incredible menu on offer but if you are not keeping up to date with your obligations things can quickly start to unravel”. When a user lands on the tool, they answer a short initial survey that customises RA ComplyHub to their business. The user can then apply additional filters to further refine the results, so that only the legal requirements specifically applicable to their business appears. The filters feature ensures that only the directly relevant items for a business will show up. The legal obligations and requirements are presented as checklist items that a user can move through and tick off when they are done. If a user needs further guidance, a full guide is available for each item that explains: •    What the checklist item is about and what it covers •    The possible legal consequences if someone doesn’t comply •    Any potential blind spots or areas of law that people often get confused by •    The next steps someone would need to take so that they can complete the checklist item •    Tools and resources for extra reading or forms and applications For more information head to: www.complyhub.co.nz/ent/ranz/home ###   Issued by LexisNexis and The Restaurant Association of New Zealand   Michele Fairbank LexisNexis New Zealand Ltd. +64 27 581 3334 michele.fairbank@lexisnexis.co.nz   About LexisNexis Legal & Professional LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of legal, regulatory and business information and analytics that help customers increase productivity, improve decision-making and outcomes, and advance the rule of law around the world. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. LexisNexis Legal & Professional, which serves customers in more than 130 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide, is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.   Marisa Bidois Restaurant Association of New Zealand +64 27 559 7777 marisa@restaurantnz.co.nz   About The restaurant Association of New Zealand The Restaurant Association of New Zealand is the link between good food, and good business. It supports New Zealand’s diverse and creative hospitality businesses to deliver first class experiences to diners. The not-for-profit organisation now represents, advocates and cheerleads for more than 2200 hospitality businesses within New Zealand. It offers 24/7 advice and assistance on key industry issues, from property lease advice to wellness in the workplace. For more information see www.restaurantnz.co.nz. LexisNexis® announces new partner solution LawVu 2018-08-02T18:31:41Z lexisnexis-announces-new-partner-solution-lawvu AUCKLAND, August 3, 2018 – LexisNexis, a leading provider of content and technology solutions for the legal industry, announced today they have partnered with LawVu to deliver a cloud-based, matter management tool that combines operations and business processes in one platform. LawVu’s legal operations platform connects outside counsel, internal clients and third parties and enables them to track matter assignments, progress and billing in a straightforward process, creating a cohesive framework within in-house legal departments. LawVu brings technology components that often require cross-functional interaction from legal, IT, finance and management - such as matter management to contract management life-cycle to e-billing - into a single legal operations software stack that provides legal departments with a complete system. “LawVu is a New Zealand-based, best of breed technology that delivers real value to our customers. It made sense that they become part of the LexisNexis partner solution family. Their innovative approach to system collaboration brings substantial benefit to the in-house and corporate lawyer market,” said Stephen a’Court, Head of Sales & Marketing of LexisNexis NZ Ltd. Sam Kidd, LawVu CEO, said: “We are delighted to have this opportunity to work with a trusted global brand like LexisNexis. It’s a tremendous validation of the pioneering work we’ve done in building a legal operations platform. We’re excited to be working with LexisNexis and sharing the experience in the industry they bring to the table when it comes to delivering legal technology to the marketplace.”   LawVu, available this month, is a standalone product within the Legal Software Solutions product line of LexisNexis. Some key benefits include:  >Matter forms to triage and track internal legal issues and instruct outside counsel >Collaborate seamlessly to solve legal issues with internal stakeholders, outside counsel and other third parties >Live dashboards and status reports enables users to analyse data to spot trends to make better decisions >Matter lists and dashboards allow users to stay on top of progress from one screen >Outlook Add-in to create matters and forward emails and files directly into LawVu matters >Contract Management module for contract automation, storage, lifecycle management and reporting   To receive more information about LawVu or to request a media kit and demo, please contact michele.fairbank@lexisnexis.co.nz   About LexisNexis Legal & Professional LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of legal, regulatory and business information and analytics that help customers increase productivity, improve decision-making and outcomes, and advance the rule of law around the world. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. LexisNexis Legal & Professional, which serves customers in more than 130 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide, is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. About LawVu LawVu is a SaaS based legal operations platform founded in 2015. They specialise in providing a system that helps in-house legal departments solve critical problems such as triaging new issues, routing work, managing contracts and providing quality control over instructions sent to external legal providers. The system gives in-house legal teams a total picture of all legal work on-the-go across an organization, which in turn enables them to deliver a better, more cost-effective service. LexisNexis® Practical Guidance: Social Justice Launches 6th of April 2018-04-03T01:12:41Z -380 WELLINGTON, April 3, 2018 – LexisNexis, a leading provider of content and technology solutions for the legal industry, announced today the launch of LexisNexis Practical Guidance: Social Justice, a free product aimed at offering information and guidance for individuals who are unable to afford a lawyer, wish to represent themselves in court, or better understand their rights in New Zealand. It is the intention of LexisNexis to promote the use of the product within the community, allowing the general public access to free legal information.  LexisNexis Practical Guidance: Social Justice is available from this link:   http://www.lexisnexis.co.nz/practicalguidance/practice-areas/social-justice/ Andy Boss, General Manager, LexisNexis NZ Ltd. said, “[LexisNexis] Practical Guidance: Social Justice module will be a helpful tool for anyone living and working in New Zealand. At LexisNexis, we are passionate about breaking down barriers to make the law more understandable and accessible to the general public.” “Practical Guidance: Social Justice provides a valuable resource for people not versed in the New Zealand legal system. Content for the module was created by legal professionals and legally trained authors who are passionate about social justice, to help the user better understand their rights and gain knowledge to stand for themselves.” Said Ekaterina Zamyatina, Practical Content Developer, LexisNexis NZ Ltd. Available topics on the Practical Guidance: Social Justice resource include:  Employment Cases: Gives step-by-step explanations of the disciplinary process raising personal grievance, mediation and going to employment court Care of Children: Explains procedures included in disputes over child welfare and gives a clear description of what the determining factors are in these cases Opposing Human Trafficking: Explains modern slavery and the current state of it in different countries LexisNexis plans to release additional topics like General Tips for Legal Actions; Maori in Law, Your Rights, Criminal Cases, Immigration, Seniors, Ethnic Groups and Charities for future developments. For those without internet access, LexisNexis encourages local libraries and community organisations to participate in the awareness campaign. Send an email to ekaterina.zamyatina@lexisnexis.co.nz for more details. About LexisNexis Legal & Professional LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of legal, regulatory and business information and analytics that help customers increase productivity, improve decision-making and outcomes, and advance the rule of law around the world. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. LexisNexis Legal & Professional, which serves customers in more than 130 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide, is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.