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The Law Lady

With a sense of humour and no-nonsense approach, Angela Solomons, from Taranaki Community Law, manages to de-mystify the legal issues.

Airing time: Thursdays 10am and replayed 6:30pm

With a sense of humour and no-nonsense approach, Angela Solomons manages to de-mystify the legal issues around buying into a retirement village, noisy neighbours, immigration, divorce, buying a house, surviving a zombie apocolypse, and just about any other situation you can think of.

As Education Co-ordinator with Taranaki Community Law, Angela is passionate about justice, and about real people.

She’s also very entertaining!

New show every second week.

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ACC Birth Injuries

ACC doesn't currently cover birth injuries where these are caused by the baby, but an amendment from 2022 will change that and allow 7 birth injuries to be covered.

Duration: 00:29:46 | Date: 7 October, 2021

Individual Rights vs Rights of the State

Individual rights vs Rights of the State, particularly when it comes to the COVID 19 vaccination.

Duration: 00:30:26 | Date: 16 September, 2021

Gillick Competency

Find out when young people can make their own medical decisions without needing their parent/guardian’s consent.

Duration: 00:28:33 | Date: 2 September, 2021

Rights with the Police

Talking about rights when questioned by the police, specifically the rights of young people. You should have a lawyer present when being interviewed by the police.

Duration: 00:29:24 | Date: 19 August, 2021

Sick Leave

Sick leave has increased from 5 to 10 days, per year. Find out how it all works on this episode.

Duration: 00:29:31 | Date: 5 August, 2021

Hate Speech Changes

Angela talks about the proposed changes to hate speech legislation. These include enlarging the groups of people covered by the legislation and making clearer the kinds of speech that are covered.

Duration: 00:29:58 | Date: 22 July, 2021

Hate Speech

Talking about the current law about hate speech and the Human rights review tribunal case of Mr Hoban about hate speech and discrimination.

Duration: 00:29:38 | Date: 8 July, 2021

COVID 19 and Employment

A discussion about what impact COVID 19 vaccinations can have on employment, and health and safety risks.

Duration: 00:30:02 | Date: 17 June, 2021

Youth Law

Sarah Guy from Youth Law Aotearoa is talking about Youth Law services, what they do, and how you can get in touch.

Duration: 00:26:11 | Date: 3 June, 2021