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Criminal Rules Sub-Committee Report as at March 2015

View S France J's Report


Rules Committee Report Feb 2015

Justice Winkelmann, Chief High Court Judge and Justice Asher, Chair of the Rules Committee have written a summary of the Ministry of Justice report on the effectiveness of the 2011 and 2012 discovery and case management reforms. February 2015.  View their report


Agenda for 5 October 2015 meeting

As noted in the update on 16 May 2014, the Rules Committee is now uploading the agenda in advance of the meeting. Feedback or comments on the agenda item are welcomed.

The agenda for the 5 October 2015 meeting can be found here.

The minutes from previous meetings can be found under the "Committee Minutes" tab.


District Court Rules 2014 (3 June 2014) The District Court Rules 2014 have been made by the Governor-General by Order in Council and Gazetted. The Rules will come into force on 1 July 2014.

The District Court Rules 2014 can be found here.


Updated website (16 May 2014)

The Rules Committee website is being updated to include more information and documents that may be of interest to the legal profession and members of the public.

Part of this update includes establishing a separate tab in the navigation bar for the Criminal Rules Sub-Committee. This separate tab sets out information about the Sub-Committee, including its membership, and the Sub-Committee's minutes are now located there rather than in the general minutes section of the Rules Committee.

The Rules Committee will also upload the agenda for each meeting prior to the meeting and welcomes any comments or feedback in relation to any of the agenda items.