Hazel Armstrong - ACC Law Specialist - Speaker - Trainer - Author - Member Of The NZ Law Society

Ben Thompson - 2014 Young Practice Lawyer Of The Year, Author , Member Of The NZ Law Society


"How Lawyers Can Get A Competitive Edge When Representing ACC Clients"

 Register For Our Two Part 'Introduction To ACC Law' Video Training For Lawyers 

Benefits To Attendees


There is a rapidly increasing need in NZ for Lawyers who specialise in ACC Claims. This is your chance to learn from two of the best and get incredible indepth knowledge that will increase your chances of winning more cases!  


A deeper understanding of the complexities with ACC Law will provide you with an assured confidence that will inspire your clients also and have them raving about you to others


You cannot avoid having to keep up your professional development. Here is an excellent opportunity to earn valuable CPD points 

Register Now And Get Instant Access To Part 1 - Cover & Entitlement... And Part 2 - Representing Claimants In ACC Disputes

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Introduction To ACC Law 2-Part Video Training
Introduction To ACC Law 2-Part Video Training


Webinar One

i) What is covered by ACC?

ii) Definitions of personal injury

iii) Exclusions of personal injury

iv) What constitutes an accident?

v) Work related gradual process, disease or infection.

vi) Mental injury

vii) Treatment injury

viii) Entitlements

ix) Rehabilitation 

x) Compensation

xi) Suspension and cancellation of entitlements

xii) Vocational Independence

xiii) Claims process 

Webinar Two

i) Overview: what is a decision? 

ii) Applying for a review of a decision 

iii) Steps in the review process 

iv) Preparing your case for review 

v) Mediation 

vi) District Court appeals – steps in the process 

vii) Preparing your case for appeal 

viii) Appeals to the High Court 

ix) Funding litigation 


Hazel Armstrong

Hazel is a partner in the legal firm Hazel Armstrong Law hazelarmstronglaw.co.nz. Hazel has been working as lawyer in ACC law since 1998. Prior to 1998 Hazel represented workers who were members of unions as a union official from 1976 in ACC union matters and has therefore seen all the changes in the ACC schemes over that time. Hazel regularly appears at review and appeals and works alongside claimants for rehabilitation and return to work. Hazel is the spokesperson for the ACC Futures advocacy group around policy and legislative reform. Hazel is a member of the the NZ Law Society ACC Committee. In 2014, Hazel was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the New Zealand Workplace Health and Safety Awards. Hazel is the author of the book Blood on the Coal: The origins and future of New Zealand’s Accident Compensation scheme. 

Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson is a partner in Hazel Armstrong Law and is a member of the NZ Law Society ACC Committee. Ben is an experienced litigator in NZ and the UK as a personal injury lawyer. In 2014 Ben won the Young Private Practice Lawyer of the Year award at the NZ Law Awards. He published a book on accident compensation law titled Accident Compensation Act: Key Sections and Commentary. Ben has established a branch of the firm in Tauranga to extend their coverage to the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions. 

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