Living Will / Advance Directive

A consumer makes a choice about a possible future health care procedure that is intended to be effective only when he or she is not “competent” For more information please download the New Zealand Medical Association Member Advisory Service, Information Sheet: https://www.nzma.org.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/17008/AdvanceDirectives.pdf

Lawyer Bede Rolton – Wills

People who are referred by us or who find Bede through this directory may have a standard done by Bede but you  need to check the cost first.  Please state that Age Concern referred you.

Relationship Property

www.justice.govt.nz The Property (Relationships) Act 1976. The law will applies to two people over the age of 18 who are living together as a couple. The act gives an extensive definition of what living together as a couple means. It deals with the fair division of property when the relationship ends. Changes to the law … Continued

Citizens Advice Bureau Christchurch – North CAB

Offer free confidential advice, information and referral by trained volunteers. Open: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 11am – 5pm / Tuesday 2pm – 5pm. Location: Fendalton Library, Corner Clyde and Jeffreys Roads, Fendalton. Free legal advice and JP clinics available at West and City branches. Please call and check details.   Satellite Service available at … Continued

Citizens Advice Bureau Christchurch – City CAB

Offer free confidential advice, information and referral by trained volunteers. Open: Monday and Friday 9am – 12noon / Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 9am – 3pm. Free legal advice Thursday 1.00pm – 2.00pm. Call to confirm on the day. Satellite Service available at The Loft – Eastgate Mall – Tuesday 11.00am – 2.00pm

Canterbury-Westland Branch New Zealand Law Society

Hold a directory of solicitors. Should a caller have any concerns with regard to their Lawyer please ring or fax the Society at the above numbers. The Society regulates all lawyers, but membership of the Society is voluntary. Among the Society’s regulatory activities are: issuing practising certificates maintaining a register of lawyers making practice rules … Continued

New Zealand Law Society

The Society regulates all lawyers, but membership of the Society is voluntary. They include controlling and regulating the practice of the profession of law in New Zealand, and assisting and promoting the reform of the law (for the purpose of upholding the rule of law and the administration of justice). Among the Society’s regulatory activities … Continued

Women’s Refuges ( Womens Refuge )

  AVIVA Christchurch – 378 3847 Office – 0800 284 82669 (24 hr crisis line) Women’s Refuge West Christchurch – 03 789 8025 (crisis line) – info@refugewestcoast.org.nz Women’s Refuge Otautahi – 379 6910 – 66 Durham Street South, admin@owr.org.nz – 0800 117 474 (Crisis line) West Christchurch Womens Refuge 03 379 0575 Email W.W.R@xtra.co.nz “Battered … Continued

Nationwide Health & Disability Advocacy Service

The Health and Disability Commissioner is an independent agency set up to: promote and protect the rights of consumers who use health and disability services; help resolve problems between consumers and providers of health and disability services; and improve the quality of health care and disability services. The Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ … Continued

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