New lead adviser appointed on burial and cremation law review

The Law Commission has announced that Senior Legal & Policy Adviser Linda McIver will take over as lead adviser on the Burial and Cremation Law review, following Cate Brett’s departure on 17 January 2014. Linda can be reached at lmciver@lawcom.govt.nz, DDI 04 914 4837.  Dr. Wayne Mapp will continue as the lead Commissioner.

As you may be aware, the deadline for submissions was extended until 20 January and the Commission anticipates producing its final report and recommendations to Government by the end of the year. This will incorporate the reform proposals for death and cremation certification.