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New Incorporated Societies Legislation

New Incorporated Societies Legislation
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The Incorporated Societies Act 2022 has received Royal assent and entails fundamental changes to the operation of Incorporated Societies. There are currently in excess of 24,000 societies in New Zealand and they will have to make a decision as to whether they remain incorporated under the new regime. This webinar will ensure that you understand the new legislation on a practical level and that you are able to provide your clients with robust advice that meets their needs.

Topics covered will include:

  • Practical guidance for reviewing and updating existing Constitutions
  • The new financial reporting standards
  • An overview of the reregistration process.

Learning objectives

By attending this webinar you will:

  • Understand the key compliance changes and reregistration process so you can provide effective advice to new and existing clients.

Who should attend

All practitioners.

Book / Technical Specs

A background book written by the presenter is available in hard copy, PDF, or both. Please indicate your choice upon registration. 

  • Hard Copy - Your book will be posted to you - no extra charge 
  • PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event - no extra charge 
  • Both Hard Copy & PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event, and posted the hard copy book  - additional $30 charge

For information on what is required to participate in the webinar, click here.

Fee (Incl GST)


Do you want to register more than one person for this course? Use the multiple registration button below or Click here


  • Webinar 11.00am - 12.30pm, Thursday 26 May 2022
  • Registration closes  - 3.00pm, Wednesday 25 May 2022

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Dadelszen Mark von 2022 83x96 Mark von Dadelszen
Barrister, Hastings

Mark has been advising not-for-profit organisations, legal firms, and individuals throughout New Zealand, on issues involving societies and charities, for more than two decades (since May 2021 as a barrister). He was actively involved in shaping the new Incorporated Societies Act 2022. Mark wrote Law of Societies in New Zealand - Unincorporated, Incorporated and Charitable in 2000. The 4th Edition will be published later this year, and it will discuss Australian legislation similar to our new statute and Australian Court decisions in respect of statutes comparable to our new Act. Mark’s knowledge and skills in the area of societies and charities are underpinned by decades of experience in the governance of, and advice to, a wide range of community and professional organisations, as well as experience in other areas of law relevant to societies and charities during his five-decade professional career.


Attendance at the live webinar
  • If you attended the live webinar, you will receive an electronic certificate of attendance as verification for your CPD records.
  • You can view and hear the presentation again, as many times as you wish in your own time for no additional cost.
Registration but non-attendance on the day
  • Under the CPD Scheme only those who attend a live webinar are eligible to claim CPD hours.
  • If you registered but were unable to attend on the day, you can view and hear the archived recording of the presentation.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

You may cancel your registration eight working days in advance of an event, and you will receive a refund less a 25% administration fee. If you cancel less than eight working days in advance of the event, no refund is payable. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to another person. If you wish to do so you must advise CLE in writing of the change. NZLS CLE Ltd reserves the right to close registrations, and, cancel or reschedule an event as necessary. Where an event is cancelled by CLE, a full refund is payable.
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