NZ legal profession saddened by news of Greg King
New Zealand legal profession tremendously saddened
by news of Greg King's death
The New Zealand
legal profession is tremendously saddened by the news of the
sudden death of Lower Hutt barrister Greg King, New Zealand
Law Society President Jonathan Temm said today.
Temm said Greg King had a national reputation and was a very
well known member of the profession.
his career he represented clients who were often unpopular
and he did that with real ability and determination," he
"Our thoughts and support at this sad news go
out to Catherine and Pippa and Milly at this
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Gordon Campbell: On Drone Strikes And Judith Collins‘ Last Stand
The news that a New Zealand citizen was killed last November in a US drone attack in Yemen brings the drones controversy closer to home.
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