Law for Lunch

21 February 2011

The Law for Lunch series returns to the Central Library in Victoria Street next month, brought to you in conjunction with the Wellington Community Law Centre.

Taking Law for Lunch seriously

Taking Law for Lunch seriously

This series is usually so popular that around 100 people attend each session.

All sessions take place from 12 noon - 1.00pm. All you need to do is show up. For more information, phone (04) 499 4444 or go to:

Event Calendar - Wellington City Libraries website






Here's a breakdown of what you can find out on Wednesdays in March:

  • 2 March - Stand-downs, suspensions, exclusions: just how far can schools really go?

Felicity McNeill, lawyer at the Wellington Community Law Centre, outlines the legalities of disciplining school children.

  • 9 March - Young and pregnant? What's the law got to do with it?

Leona McWilliam, partner at McWilliam Rennie Lawyers, discusses teen pregnancy.

  • 16 March - When good flatmates go bad and bad landlords get worse: the new Tenancy Act and flatmate agreements

Hannah Northover, lawyer at the Wellington Community Law Centre, takes you through the new act and how that affects your rights as a tenant and flatmate.

  • 23 March - Broke? How can insolvency law help?

Raewyn Fox from the New Zealand Federation of Family Budgeting Services discusses what to do when you can't meet your bills.