Upcoming cases - Supreme Court

                                        

As at 7 August 2020

Sittings of the Supreme Court are open to the public.

Upcoming fixtures are set out below:  

AUGUST 2020

SEPTEMBER 2020

OCTOBER 2020

 

SC fixture list August 2020 (PDF, 133 KB)

SC fixture list September 2020 (PDF, 158 KB)

 

AUGUST 2020

 

18 August 2020

Case number SC 118/2019
Case name

Lambie Trustee Limited
D A T Chambers QC

v

Prudence Anne Addleman
A S Ross QC and R A Rose

Civil Appeal

Judges Winkelmann CJ, Glazebrook J, O’Regan J, Ellen France J, Williams J

Grounds on which leave was granted

 

 

 

The approved question is whether the Court of Appeal was correct to reject the applicant’s claims of legal advice privilege and litigation privilege respectively.

Supreme Court leave decision

Court of Appeal decision

High Court decision

 

September 2020

 

1 September 2020

Case number               
SC 6/2020

Case name

 

Dennis Haunui
A J Bailey and E Huda

v

The Queen
M J Lillico and M L Wong

Criminal Appeal

Judges Winkelmann CJ, Glazebrook, O'Regan, Ellen France, Williams JJ

Grounds on which
leave was granted

 

 

The approved question is whether the Court of Appeal ought to have allowed the applicant’s appeal to that Court.

SC leave decision

Court of Appeal decision  

 

8 September 2020 

Case number SC 14/2020

Case name

 

 

TUV
A J Douglass and A S Butler

v

Chief of New Zealand Defence Force
J C Catran and J P A Boyle

Human Rights Commission as Intervener
J S Hancock

 

Civil Appeal

Judges Winkelmann CJ, Glazebrook, O'Regan, Ellen France and Arnold JJ

Ground on which
leave was granted                  

 

 

 

 

The approved ground is: (i) Does the test in O’Connor v Hart [1985] 1 NZLR 159 (PC) (that a contract is not voidable for mental incapacity unless the other contracting party has actual or constructive knowledge of the incapacity, or equitable fraud is established) apply in the employment jurisdiction (in particular, to a settlement agreement that has been certified under s 149 of the Employment Relations Act 2000)? (ii) If not, what is the relevant test and should the settlement agreement have been set aside in this case on the grounds of mental incapacity?

Supreme Court leave judgment

Court of Appeal judgment

 

10 September 2020 

Case number               
SC 5/2020

Case name

 

 

Leslie Norman Austin
G J Thwaite

v

Roche Products (New Zealand) Limited
J A MacGillivray

Accident Compensation Corporation
H B Rennie QC

 

Civil Appeal

Judges William Young, Glazebrook, O’Regan, Ellen France, Williams JJ

Grounds on which
leave was granted             

            

The approved question is whether the applicant’s claim for compensatory damages should have been struck out on the basis that his injuries were not an ordinary consequence of the consumption of Roaccutane.

Supreme Court leave decision

Court of Appeal decision

High Court decision

   

October 2020

 

6 October 2020

Case number                  
SC 19/2020
Case name Peniamina Ieremia v The Queen
Judges tbc

 

8 and 9 October 2020

Case number SC 29/2020 
Case name                       Bathurst Resources Limited & Buller Coal Limited v L&M Coal Holdings Limited
Judges        tbc