About the Practical Guidance
Social Justice module
Social Justice is free online Practical Guidance module for people who are unable to afford a lawyer, wish to represent themselves in court and understand more about Human Rights in New Zealand.
This module can help people by providing:
- Background information on the issues of Social Justice
- Practical information on how to present yourself in court
- Guidance on how to approach common human rights problems and possible solutions.
Our Social Justice module is, and will remain, completely free to access. We are able to provide this free resource thanks to the generous contributions of content from our authors.
Help us grow Social Justice
LexisNexis is seeking author contributions from experts in the field. Have you worked in the areas of human rights law, international law or criminal law? Can you help by contributing your knowledge and expertise?
If you're interested in contributing, please contact us.
- 6 Topics
- 30 Subtopics
- 9 Checklists
- General tips for civil legal actions
- Employment cases
- Care of children
- Your rights
- Your safety
- Opposing Human trafficking
- Criminal cases (coming soon)
Law Reform Team, Wellington Community Justice Project
About Law Reform Team, Wellington Community Justice Project
Wellington Community Justice Project is a student-led charity in Victoria University of Wellington's Law School.
The organisation was founded in 2010. It aims are:
- To improve access to justice in the community and New Zealand
- To give law students opportunities to develop their legal skills
The Law Reform Team works to ensure that New Zealand's legislative changes and policy developments are reflective of the wider community. Since our inception, we have participated in discussions on issues before Parliament's select committees. We also work with Adoption Action and animal welfare groups in their campaigns to change the law.
A further goal of the Law Reform Team is to improve the accessibility of the law and improve public awareness of current legal and policy issues. In pursuit of this goal, we began our relationship with LexisNexis on its Social Justice platform in 2017. In 2018 we launched a new magazine, which looks at contemporary issues in law reform.
Craig Tuck - Slave Free Seas
Co-founder and Board Member
Craig Tuck is the Founder and Director of Slave Free Seas. Craig is responsible for co-ordinating and leading cases in many jurisdictions. His practice areas are transnational criminal law and international human rights. Trained in law, psychology and criminology. He holds a Masters Degree from Cambridge University and has acted as counsel in many high profile cases. With 90% of the worlds trade, conducted on the waterways of the world, he maintains a keen interest in the living conditions of the people who live and work on the seas and oceans.
Thomas Harré - Slave Free Seas
Criminal Law, Human Trafficking
B.A., LLB, LLM (Hons), Ph.D.
Thomas Harré is on the legal team for Slave Free Seas. Thomas is an enrolled barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand, and holds a masters in law from Canterbury University. This research investigated allegations of human trafficking for forced labour in New Zealand's fishing industry. Thomas is particularly interested in issues of criminal justice, international law and human rights, and is passionate about using the law to protect the rights of vulnerable people.
Guest Carter, Partner
Employment Law, Civil Litigation
Ben Nevell is an experienced barrister and solicitor practicing in Dunedin New Zealand.
He has 15 years experience as a court lawyer practicing in the areas of family law, employment law and civil litigation. He has appeared in the Employment Relations Authority, the Employment Court, the Family Court, the District Court and the High Court of New Zealand.
Ben accepts legal aid assignments because he believes all people who need legal representation should be able to get it, irrespective of their financial situation.
Ben knows that representing yourself in Court can be a bewildering and stressful experience, and it can result in people getting limited access to justice, simply because they cannot afford legal representation.