Privacy and the Media: Recent Developments

Presented by: William Akel, Special Counsel, Simpson Grierson

Willy is one of New Zealand’s foremost media lawyers. He has appeared in numerous high-profile cases in the High Court, Court of Appeal, and Supreme Court including many of the leading media law cases dealing with issues such as defamation, privacy, and breach of confidence.
Willy also has a diverse civil and commercial practise and has acted in many cases in Samoa and the Cook Islands representing governments and corporates in major constitutional, corporate, and international trust disputes.
Willy will be presenting to us on recent developments relating to privacy and the media.


Date: Wednesday 21 June  2017

Time: 5:30 to 7:00 pm

Venue: Offices of Duncan Cotterill, Level 2, Chartered Accountants House 50 Customhouse Quay, Wellington

Cost: $20 members, $35 non members

RSVP by 20 June 2017

Christchurch and Hamilton

Date: Wednesday 28 June 2017

Time: 12:00 pm

Offices of James & Wells, Level 12 KPMG Centre, 85 Alexandra Street, Hamilton

Offices of James & Wells, Level 4, State Insurance Building, 88 Division Street, Christchurch

Cost: $20 members, $35 non members

RSVP by 26 June 2017

Alison van Wyk, c/- Richmond Chambers
PO Box 1008, Shortland Street Auckland
Phone (09) 600 5500


To register for this meeting, select from one of the below methods:

1. Post/Fax this PDF form back to IPSANZ
2. Register Online

All attendees of our Wellington and Auckland meetings will earn CPD points. Study groups in Hamilton and Christchurch where recordings of the seminars will be watched and open for discussion at the groups will be held on 28 June at 12pm.  Any questions unanswered at the groups will be followed up with the presenter.  This complies for CPD as per Law Society requirements.


Attendees at any of the above meetings who have RSVP’d and paid (or arranged payment) will receive a letter confirming their attendance for the purposes of CPD requirements.

Cancellations / Refunds
24 hours notice in writing must be given of a cancellation. Unless 24 hours notice in writing is received by the Secretariat, no refund will be possible.