Author Archives: Dew James - Staff Solicitor

Beyond Residence

There are many privileges of being a New Zealand Resident Visa holder. Naturally, there are also obligations that attach to this status which, for the most part, are easy enough to abide by. It is however important to be aware … Continue reading

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace – Plight of the Temporary Visa Holder

The global phenomenon that is the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have highlighted the prevalence of sexual assault and harassment in the workplace. For what feels like the first time, victims were believed and not blamed. This empowered scores of women … Continue reading

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Special Visas for Victims of Domestic Violence – The Challenges

According to the Family Violence Death Review Committee, between 2009 and 2015, 194 people died as a result of family violence. That is an average of 28 deaths per year, almost half of which were the result of intimate partner … Continue reading

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Which Way Are We Going To Go On Immigration This Election?

Is it just me, or does the immigration talk in the news seem like it’s about to reach fever pitch? It seems scarcely a day goes by without some talk about the impact of immigration, changes to immigration policy, scandals … Continue reading

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What to do if you’re going to be deported

“Help, I’m going to be deported! I have to leave the country tomorrow!” We often hear a variation of this theme down the phone line. Someone calls up because Immigration Officers have turned up at their doorstep, they have been … Continue reading

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Bad border bungles disrupt best-laid plans

I have to admit to a guilty pleasure – I love watching airport drama shows like “Border Control NZ”. Perhaps it’s my intellectual interest in seeing the work we do playing out live on the television (or maybe they are … Continue reading

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Legal status of foreign sex workers in New Zealand

The NZ Herald recently featured an article detailing the increase in foreign sex workers in New Zealand. New Zealand is noted as having some of the most progressive prostitution law regulations in the world. However, this progressivism does not extend … Continue reading

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