5 Jun 2020

Law Society conduct code not enough - former lawyer

From Morning Report, 6:45 am on 5 June 2020

The public will get to have its say on proposed changes to the lawyers' code of conduct that aims to tackle bullying and sexual harassment in the legal community.

The Law Society has launched a public consultation on a plan to clearly define discrimination and harassment, prevent victimisation, and ensure lawyers facing a formal complaint can't slip out the back door.

But not everyone is hopeful.

A former lawyer Olivia Wensley, who left the profession because of harrassment, describes the move as a token gesture.

She spoke to RNZ reporter Rachel Thomas.