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As at 17 April 2019

Sittings of the Supreme Court are open to the public.

Upcoming fixtures are set out below:

APRIL

MAY

JUNE

JULY

AUGUST

 

April fixtures list (pdf, 123.7 KB)

updated: May fixtures list (pdf, 150 KB)

 

APRIL 2019

 

30 April

Case number

SC 87/2018     

Case Name

Robt Jones Holdings Limited
D G Chesterman and R P Nolan
v
Anthony John McCullagh and Stephen Mark Lawrence liquidators of Northern Crest Investments Limited
B P Keene QC and L M Van

Civil Appeal

Judges Glazebrook, O'Regan, Ellen France, Arnold, and Kós JJ
Case summary

Civil Appeal – Companies Act 1993, s 292 – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in finding that there is no requirement in s 292 that a voidable transaction diminish the pool of assets available to creditors.

case information

Grounds on which leave was granted

The approved question is whether the payments totalling $262,758.05 made to the applicant by MSH No 2 Pty Ltd on behalf of Northern Crest Investments Ltd were insolvent transactions as defined in s 292 of the Companies Act 1993.

Supreme Court leave  decision

ROBT JONES HOLDINGS LIMITED v McCULLAGH [2018] NZSC 120 [6 December 2018]

Court of Appeal decision

ROBT. JONES HOLDINGS LIMITED v MCCULLAGH [2018] NZCA 358 [10 September 2018]

High Court decision

MCCULLAGH v ROBT JONES HOLDINGS LIMITED [2017] NZHC 2182 [8 September 2017]

 

MAY 2019

 

2 May

10 am

Case number

SC 95/2018                          case summary

Case Name

Mark Edward Lundy
J H M Eaton QC, J A Kincade and J Oliver-Hood and H C Coutts

v

The Queen
P J Morgan QC and A Markham

 

Oral Leave Hearing

Judges William Young, O'Regan,  JJ
Case Summary Criminal Appeal – Crimes Act 1961, s 385 – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in dismissing the applicant’s appeal against conviction under the proviso to s 385(1) despite finding that certain evidence presented at trial was inadmissible.
Court of Appeal decision LUNDY v R [2018] NZCA 410 [9 October 2018]

 

2 May

11.30 am

Case number

SC 7/2019                                             case summary

Case Name

Brook Valley Community Group Incorporated
S J Grey

v

Brook Waimarama Sanctuary Trust
B M Nathan and S Galbreath

Minister for the Environment
N C Anderson and E M Jamieson

Nelson City Council
R E Ennor and F R McLeod

Oral Leave Hearing 

Judges Winkelmann CJ, Glazebrook and O'Regan JJ
Case Summary Civil Appeal – Resource Management Act 1991, ss 13, 15 and 360(1)(h) – Whether the discharge of brodifacoum was unlawful – Whether the exempting regulations made under s 360(1)(h) of the Resource Management Act were unlawful – Whether the reduction in the costs award in the High Court was sufficient to reflect the public interest in the case – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in dismissing the appeal.
Court of Appeal decision

BROOK VALLEY COMMUNITY GROUP INC v THE BROOK WAIMARAMA SANCTUARY TRUST [2018] NZCA 573 [11 December 2018]

High Court decision

BROOK VALLEY COMMUNITY GROUP INCORPORATED v BROOK WAIMARAMA SANCTUARY TRUST [2017] NZHC 2665 [31 October 2017]

 

2 May

2.15 pm

Case number

SC 15/2019                         case summary

Case Name

Eight Mile Style, LLC
and Martin Affiliated, LLC
G C Williams

v

The New Zealand National Party
and Greg Hamilton
G F Arthur, G M Richards and P T Kiely

Oral Leave Hearing

Judges William Young, Glazebrook and O'Regan JJ
Case Summary Civil Appeal – Copyright Act 1994, s 121– User principle – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in its application of damages principles
Court of Appeal decision THE NEW ZEALAND NATIONAL PARTY v EIGHT MILE STYLE, LLC [2018] NZCA 596 [18 December 2018]
High Court decision EIGHT MILE STYLE v NEW ZEALAND NATIONAL PARTY [2017] NZHC 2603 [25 October 2017]

 

7 May

Case number

SC 105/2018                case summary

Case Name Rangitira Developments Limited
J E Hodder QC and R G Christensen 

v
Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand Incorporated
M C Smith and P A Anderson

 

Civil Appeal 

Judges Winkelmann CJ, William Young, O'Regan, Ellen France and Arnold JJ
Case Summary Civil Appeal – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in quashing the declarations and orders made by the High Court.
Grounds on which leave was granted The approved question is whether the Court of Appeal was in error in setting aside the declarations made at [86] of the judgment of the High Court (Rangitira Developments Ltd v Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society Ltd [2018] NZHC 146, (2018) ELRNZ 312).
Supreme Court leave application decision RANGITIRA DEVELOPMENTS LTD v ROYAL FOREST AND BIRD PROTECTION SOCIETY OF NEW ZEALAND INC [2019] NZSC 6 [20 February 2019]
Court of Appeal decision ROYAL FOREST AND BIRD PROTECTION SOCIETY OF NEW ZEALAND INCORPORATED v RANGITIRA DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED [2018] NZCA 445 [23 October 2018]
High Court Decision

RANGITIRA DEVELOPMENTS LTD v ROYAL FOREST AND BIRD PROTECTION SOCIETY LTD [2018] NZHC 146 [14 February 2018]

 

14 May

Case number

SC 1/2019                case summary

Case Name R (SC 1/2019)
N P Chisnall

v

The Queen
 J E L Carruthers

 

Criminal Appeal      

Judges Winkelmann CJ, William Young, O'Regan, Ellen France and Arnold JJ
Case Summary Criminal Appeal – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in dismissing the appeal against conviction.
Grounds on which leave was granted The approved ground of appeal is whether the Court of Appeal was correct to dismiss the appeal.
Supreme Court leave application decision

R (SC 1/2019) v R [2019] NZSC 10 [21 February 2019]

Court of Appeal decision

R (CA158/2018) v R [2018] NZCA 529 [27 November 2018]

 

16 May

Case number

SC 102/2018                case summary

Case Name Jesse-James Winter
A J Bailey

v

The Queen
S K Barr

Criminal Appeal

Judges Winkelmann CJ, William Young, O'Regan, Ellen France and Arnold JJ
Case Summary Criminal Appeal – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in dismissing the appeal against conviction.
Grounds on which leave was granted The approved ground of appeal is whether the Court of Appeal was correct to dismiss the appeal.
Supreme Court leave application decision JESSE-JAMES WINTER v R [2019] NZSC 8 [21 February 2019]
Court of Appeal decision WINTER & HANSON v R [2018] NZCA 469 [31 October 2018]

 

 

 JUNE 2019

10 - 14 June

Case  number              SC 54/2018         case information
Case name                                 Mathias Ortmann, Bram Van der Kolk and Finn Habib Batato v The United Staes of America and The District Court at North Shore
Judges   Winkelmann CJ, William Young, Glazebrook, O'Regan and Ellen France JJ

10 - 14 June

Case  number              SC 55/2018              case information
Case name                                 Finn Habib Batato v The United States of America
Judges  
Winkelmann CJ, William Young, Glazebrook, O'Regan and Ellen France JJ

10 - 14 June

Case  number              SC 56/2018                                 case information
Case name                                 Mathias Ortmann and Bram Van der Kolk v The United States of America
Judges   Winkelmann CJ, William Young, Glazebrook, O'Regan and Ellen France JJ

10 - 14 June

Case  number              SC 57/2018                                   case information
Case name                                 Kim Dotcom v The United States of America
Judges   Winkelmann CJ, William Young, Glazebrook, O'Regan and Ellen France JJ

 

10 - 14 June

Case  number              SC 58/2018                                    case information
Case name                                 Kim Dotcom v The United States of America and The District Court at North Shore
Judges   Winkelmann CJ, William Young, Glazebrook, O'Regan and Ellen France JJ

 

20 June

Case  number              SC 17/2019                                    case information
Case name                                 Brooke Christie Rolleston v The Queen
Judges   Winkelmann CJ, William Young, Glazebrook, O'Regan, Ellen France JJ

and

Case  number              SC 18/2019                                    case information
Case name                                 Brandon James Roche v The Queen
Judges   Winkelmann CJ, William Young, Glazebrook, O'Regan, Ellen France JJ

 

JULY 2019

9 July

Case  number              SC 66/2018                                    case information
Case name                                 Douglas Craig Schmuck v Opua Coastal Preservation Incorporated and Far North District Council
Judges   William Young, Glazebrook, O'Regan, Ellen France and Arnold JJ

 

23 July

Case  number              SC 23/2019                                    case information
Case name                                 The Queen v R and W
Judges   Winkelmann CJ, William Young, Glazebrook, O'Regan and Ellen France JJ

AUGUST

21 and 22 August

Case  number              SC 116/2018                                         case information
Case name                                 Lodge Real Estate Limited, Monarch Real Estate Limited, Brian King and Jeremy O'Rourke v Commerce Commission
Judges   Winkelmann CJ, William Young, Glazebrook, O'Regan and Ellen France JJ