The job ad the Law Society banned

I contacted Christopher Pryde, the Director of Public Prosecutions in Fiji via email. I asked about the ad that the NZ Law Society banned and the details of the position. His reply:

There is only one at this stage but it is fairly high level. I had intended to advertise some more junior posts in a few weeks. I’m still always interested in hearing from anyone who might be interested in working in the office.

This position, as with my position and all positions in the office are non-political which means we look only at whether there is sufficient evidence for a reasonable prospect of conviction in court. As Director, the decision to prosecute (or withdraw charges) is mine alone and I receive no directions from any government minister and certainly not the military.

Here is the job ad the NZ Law Society banned:

The Job Ad the NZ Law Society banned


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  • GPT

    It is worth noting that although the Constitution has been abrogated Common Law rights (fair trial etc) remain. 

  • Anonymous

    The NZ Law Society is very unfair and showing a bias to the point of hypocrisy.  I wonder whether Peter Williams QC (NZ defence lawyer) will tell NZ Law Society President Jonathan Temm what he told NZ’s NewstalkZB’s Tim Dower on the 4th January 2012 (when discussing the Mere Samisoni case), that personally he found that the Fiji Judiciary was “fair and equitable”.

  • Cobalt Wizard

    By banning the advert the NZ Law Society shows that they are dictatorial and controlling. Me thinks there’s a place for them in Fiji