The Law Down Under Podcast

The Law Down Under Podcast with Barrister Chris Patterson, where we give you insights into the law in New Zealand and Australia, its application and future. Each episode features a new guest who will stimulate your interest in the law and give you a greater understanding of the legal issues that help shape our justice system. We thank you for tuning in and enjoy the podcast.

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September 07 2021 Taxing the Digital Economy

In this episode of the Law Down Under Podcast, we interview Professor Craig Elliffe about his new book Taxing the Digital Economy and how international taxation is changing in the digital era.

We talk about his shift from tax partner in private practice to academia and teaching Tax Law and Policy at the University of Auckland. Craig Elliffe is skilled in International Tax, Tax Law, Trusts, and Dispute Resolution. Craig has done extensive research in tax law, particularly international tax, corporate tax and tax avoidance. We talk about the ever-changing nature of Tax Law and what this means for the future. We discuss the OECD/G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project which provides the membership agreed solution to resolve the tax challenges arising from the digitalisation of the economy.

This is a fascinating look into an important part of the law that affects so many in this digital era. This is a must-listen episode for those interested in how tax law is changing and the importance of understanding international tax. I hope you enjoy this episode with Professor Craig Elliffe.

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May 27 2021 Selected Topics in Family Law

On this episode of the Law Down Under Podcast, we interview Professor Mark Henaghan about how the law of relationship property has developed and whether it is delivering its intended outcome of a fair division on separation.  We also discuss compensation for any disparity in earnings and lifestyle, law reform and the law's potential to improve access to justice.  Professor Henaghan has been at the forefront of family law research and teaching for nearly four decades. 

We talk about how the Courts, from the Family Court through to the Supreme Court of New Zealand, have interpreted and applied the law, the Law Commission's review and recommendations, as well as the practical challenges facing the parties who find themselves in need of assistance to resolve their differences.  We also discuss the role of law schools in the teaching and training of future lawyers. 

This is a captivating look into one crucial part of our law that affects anyone in a relationship and how the law plays its part in providing a means to avoid disputes and resolve disputes once they arise.  This is a must-listen episode for those interested in the role of law schools, relationship property and access to justice.  I hope you will enjoy the podcast.

 

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April 29 2021 Technology in the Courtroom – Using Tech to improve Access to Justice

On this episode of The Law Down under Podcast, we interview District Court Judge and author Dr David Harvey about how information technology has changed how New Zealand Courtrooms now operate and technologies potential to improve access to justice. Judge Harvey has been at the forefront and coalface of technology use within Courtrooms for nearly three decades.

We talk about the key developments, the pace of change, and the arguments for better-utilising technology within our Courtrooms.  This is a fascinating look at how technology can play an essential part in attempting to solve the growing problem of justice needing to be more accessible to those who need it.  This is a must-listen episode for those interested in Courtroom information technology and access to justice.  I hope you will enjoy the podcast.

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