Implementing the Incorporated Societies Regime (On Demand)


The Incorporated Societies Act 2022 and now the 2023 Regulations have many practical implications for Societies, their committees and for their advisers. The changed regime provides an opportunity to rethink and reset – to assess whether or not to incorporate, and to ascertain what’s currently working and not working. If deciding to register or register, there are many matters arising, such as what will a ‘good’ constitution look like; what will ‘natural justice’ mean in practice; what is the best way of approaching dispute resolution clauses, and how will the regime recognise concepts such as tikanga and MBIE preferences with some wordings?  

This practically-focussed session will look at the mechanics of registration and reregistration, decisions and choices to be made when drafting constitutions (including committee size, frequency of term, and size of quorum), and perceived issues with the new regime. 

Registrants are invited to submit questions in advance, to

Who Should Attend?

All those involved in advising would-be/incorporated societies, and those who are involved with such bodies on a personal basis.

Learning Outcomes

In respect of the Incorporated Societies law regime:

  • Receive guidance on when to reregister, factoring in burdens and risks, including for particular bodies such as residents’ societies.
  • Become better apprised of the interplay between the Incorporated Societies Act 2022 and the 2023 Regulations.
  • Get to grips with the mechanics of registration and reregistration.
  • Benefit from insights into the decisions and choices to be made when drafting a constitution.  
  • Gain insights into contentious, confusing or concerning issues, including factors to consider when drafting dispute resolution clauses.

Presenter Details

Mark von Dadelszen, Barrister, Not for Profit Law

Joanna Pidgeon, Director, Pidgeon Judd

Peter Orpin, Special Counsel, Lane Neave

Pricing Details

CPD Hours