Toolkit launched to improve New Zealand regulation

Chapman Tripp has helped develop an online toolkit to support better regulation in New Zealand.  The toolkit was launched by Finance Minister Hon Bill English and marks the end of a three-year study into regulatory challenges funded by The New Zealand Law Foundation.

A group of Chapman Tripp lawyers, including partners Andy Nicholls, Daniel Kalderimis, Geof Shirtcliffe and Jack Hodder QC, consultant Helen McQueen and senior associates Tim Smith and Kelly McFadzien, formed part of a multi-disciplinary study team led by Professor Susy Frankel of Victoria University Law Faculty, and including the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER). 

Chapman Tripp provided a legal practitioner’s perspective to the leadership team, took part in workshops and wrote papers from which key themes were distilled to feature within the final toolkit.

The New Zealand Law Foundation has previously likened the endeavour to the Human Genome Project, only with a clearer understanding of regulatory reform as the end goal.

Daniel Kalderimis agrees that it was an ambitious project, which set out to identity and respond to the big questions being asked about regulation in New Zealand today. 

"The toolkit provides a successful conclusion to several years’ work.”

The New Zealand Law Foundation Regulatory Reform Toolkit provides anyone interested in quality regulation with easily accessible, free online tools to help analyse regulatory problems, along with user-friendly access to detailed research about regulation.  It can be found at

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