The President and Judges of the Court of Appeal have released the Electronic Document Practice Note 2017.
The Practice Note is a guideline to be used by counsel and the Court and is intended to encourage and facilite the use of electronic documents for civil cases in the Court of Appeal.
This Practice Note comes into effect from 1 October 2017, applies to civil appeals filed after the commencement date but does not apply to applications for leave to appeal or other interlocutory applications unless the Court directs otherwise. Click here to read the Practice Note.
The New Zealand Bar Association wishes to express its condemnation of the reported remarks by the Minister of Police, Paula Bennett, that "some" - in this case, gang members - "have fewer human rights than others".
The Criminal Procedure Act 2011 is silent on the timing of sentence indications in relation to court of trial protocol cases. On 23 May 2014 the Chief Judges announced that sentence indications should be given in the court in which the case was to be heard. In practical terms this meant that indications had to occur after the case review hearing.