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Upcoming cases - Supreme Court

As at 10 April 2017

Sittings of the Supreme Court are open to the public.

Upcoming fixtures are set out below. Note information is added as it becomes available.

 April

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April 2017

 

Date Monday 24  April
Judges William Young, Glazebrook, Arnold, O'Regan and McGrath JJ
Case SC 23/2016
C (Name Suppression)

R M Mansfield and S R Lack

SC 24/2016
AL (Name Suppression)
S J Bonnar QC and S L Sellars

 

SC 27/2016
JBG (Name Suppression)
I R Brookie and C G Farquhar

 

SC 28/2016
JPC (Name Suppression)
G B Morison

 

v

The Queen
B J Horsley and M L Wong

Criminal Appeal (2nd Hearing)

Case Summary Criminal Appeal – Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in finding that the offence for controlled drug analogues is sufficiently certain to found a safe prosecution – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in finding that the Trial Judge’s directions were correct – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in regard to the mens rea requirements for the offence – Whether the Court of Appeal was correct in relation to the defences available to the applicants – Whether Court of Appeal erred in finding that the question whether a substance is a controlled drug analogue is one for the jury.
Grounds on which leave was granted A. Leave to appeal against conviction is granted to all applicants (JPC v R [2016] NZCA 48) (Ellen France P, Wild and Miller JJ).
B. Subject to order JPC below, the approved question is whether the Court of Appeal should have allowed the applicants’ appeal against conviction.
C. In relation to Mr JPC’s application for leave to appeal against conviction, the approved question is qualified so as to exclude his contention that the verdicts on one charge on which he was acquitted and another on which he was convicted were inconsistent.
D. Mr JPC’s application for leave to appeal against sentence is dismissed
Supreme Court leave application decision JPC AND ORS v R [2016] NZSC 87 [14 July 2016] (not available publically)
Court of Appeal decision JPC AND ORS v R [2016] NZCA 48 [7 March 2016] (not available publically)
High Court decision JPC AND ORS v R [2015] NZHC 219 [19 February 2015] (not available publically)

 

June 2017

Date of hearing 13 June 2017
Case SC 145/2016
David Brown and Glen Sycamore v New Zealand Basing Limited
Judges

Chief Justice, William Young, Glazebrook, O'Regan and Ellen France JJ.

 

 

Date of hearing 15 and 16 June 2017
Case SC 138/2016
Mark Albert Horsfall v Diana Jane Potter and 168 Group Limited
Judges

Chief Justice, William Young, Glazebrook, O'Regan and McGrath JJ.

 

 

Date of hearing 20 and 21 June 2017
Case SC 131/2016
Affco New Zealand Ltd v New Zealand Meat Workers and Related Trades Union Inc and Roberta Kerewai Ratu & Ors
Judges

Chief Justice, William Young, Glazebrook, O'Regan and Arnold JJ.