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The Law Lady: Past Episodes 2021

With a sense of humour and no-nonsense approach, Angela Solomons, from Taranaki Community Law, manages to de-mystify the legal issues.

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With a sense of humour and no-nonsense approach, Angela Solomons manages to de-mystify the legal issues around buying into a retirement village, noisy neighbours, immigration, divorce, buying a house, surviving a zombie apocolypse, and just about any other situation you can think of.

As Education Co-ordinator with Taranaki Community Law, Angela is passionate about justice, and about real people.

She’s also very entertaining!

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Traffic Light System

Talking about the traffic light rules, specifically public places, gatherings and events, and ages that it applies to.

Duration: 00:30:01 | Date: 23 December, 2021

Covid Vaccine Mandate

Angela talks about the Education and Disability Health sector mandates, who they do and don't apply to, and organisations' obligations.

Duration: 00:30:23 | Date: 12 December, 2021

Covid Vaccine and Discrimination

General laws around the COVID vaccine. Looking into the Health and Safety at Work Act and the Human Rights Act.

Duration: 00:27:46 | Date: 25 November, 2021

ACC Treatmeant Injuries

CONTENT WARNING: Discussion of termination of pregnancy.

The high court's decision to allow ACC funding for a young woman who was born with spina bifida. Her birth was the result of a treatment injury.

Duration: 00:30:02 | Date: 4 November, 2021

Disclosing Vaccination Status

When can an agency collect information about your vaccine status, how does collection and disclosure work under the privacy act.

Duration: 00:30:11 | Date: 21 October, 2021

ACC Birth Injuries

ACC doesn't currently cover birth injuries where these are caused by the baby, but an amendment from 2022 will change that and allow 7 birth injuries to be covered.

Duration: 00:29:46 | Date: 7 October, 2021

Individual Rights vs Rights of the State

Individual rights vs Rights of the State, particularly when it comes to the COVID 19 vaccination.

Duration: 00:30:26 | Date: 16 September, 2021

Gillick Competency

Find out when young people can make their own medical decisions without needing their parent/guardian’s consent.

Duration: 00:28:33 | Date: 2 September, 2021

Rights with the Police

Talking about rights when questioned by the police, specifically the rights of young people. You should have a lawyer present when being interviewed by the police.

Duration: 00:29:24 | Date: 19 August, 2021

Sick Leave

Sick leave has increased from 5 to 10 days, per year. Find out how it all works on this episode.

Duration: 00:29:31 | Date: 5 August, 2021

Hate Speech Changes

Angela talks about the proposed changes to hate speech legislation. These include enlarging the groups of people covered by the legislation and making clearer the kinds of speech that are covered.

Duration: 00:29:58 | Date: 22 July, 2021

Hate Speech

Talking about the current law about hate speech and the Human rights review tribunal case of Mr Hoban about hate speech and discrimination.

Duration: 00:29:38 | Date: 8 July, 2021

COVID 19 and Employment

A discussion about what impact COVID 19 vaccinations can have on employment, and health and safety risks.

Duration: 00:30:02 | Date: 17 June, 2021

Youth Law

Sarah Guy from Youth Law Aotearoa is talking about Youth Law services, what they do, and how you can get in touch.

Duration: 00:26:11 | Date: 3 June, 2021


Legal requirements for vaccines and the process that Medsafe goes through to approve a medicine for New Zealand use.

Duration: 00:29:48 | Date: 20 May, 2021

Child Support

Duration: 00:28:25 | Date: 6 May, 2021

Minimum Wage

Duration: 00:28:21 | Date: 22 April, 2021

Employment Rights

Duration: 00:30:34 | Date: 8 April, 2021

Broadcasting Standards

Duration: 00:28:59 | Date: 25 March, 2021


Angela Solomons from Taranaki Community Law looks at the recent ruling on the defamation case involving Cameron Slater and the Whale Oil Blogs. Why is this important?

Duration: 00:30:09 | Date: 11 March, 2021

Te Ture Whenua

Duration: 00:25:45 | Date: 25 February, 2021

Tenancy Law Changes 2021 Pt 2

Duration: 00:27:23 | Date: 11 February, 2021

Tenancy Law Changes 2021

Duration: 00:27:25 | Date: 28 January, 2021


Today Angela looks at the legal issues around driving.

Duration: 00:30:19 | Date: 7 January, 2021