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Charity Summary

Charity Details

OpenLaw NZ Limited

Registration details

March 31

Address for service

9 Hunt Street

Charity's other details

Purpose & Structure

Charitable Purpose

To educate the public about law by: a. enhancing and promoting online access to Legal Information; b. maximising the availability and accessibility of online Legal Information to the public; c. enhancing the utility of public Legal Information through the provision, development and maintenance of an open legal data platform; and To increase public understanding of law in New Zealand.

Note: The main sectors, activities and beneficiaries are bolded.

Provides advice / information / advocacy

Education / training / research

General public

Entity Structure

OpenLaw NZ is company incorporated under the Companies Act 1993. The company has two directors and engages contractors to help develop the OpenLaw NZ platform. We operate online-only, at and provide related open source, and open access legal software from there.

Annual Returns

Annual Returns are due within 6 months of a charity’s balance date (financial year-end), or a longer period if an extension has been granted.

Due Date Date Submitted Total Income Total Expenditure Financial Statements Annual Return Summary
30/09/2023 30/09/2023 $0 $1,561
30/09/2022 29/09/2022 $0 $2,045
30/09/2021 18/09/2021 $15,000 $14,534
30/09/2020 27/09/2020 $35,004 $16,605
30/09/2019 27/06/2019 $615 $928

Officer Details


Officer Name Position Effective Date
Andrew John Easterbrook Director 23/07/2018
William Hugh Parry Director 23/07/2018

Charity Updates

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Date Created Reference View Summary (.pdf <1MB)
7/01/2022 NOC005
6/05/2019 NOC001

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