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Upcoming cases - Supreme Court

                                        

As at 24 June 2019

Sittings of the Supreme Court are open to the public.

Upcoming fixtures are set out below:

JUNE

JULY

AUGUST

June fixtures list  (pdf, 137 KB)

July fixtures list (pdf, 346 KB)

 JUNE 2019

 

JULY 2019

8 July

Case name                                 SC 105/2018
Rangitira Developments Limited
J E Hodder QC and M R G Christensen
v
Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand
M C Smith and P D Anderson

 
Oral Hearing

Judges   Winkelmann CJ, Glazebrook, O'Regan, Ellen France, and Williams JJ
Case Summary                                Civil Appeal – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in quashing the declarations and orders made by the High Court.
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]

 

9 July

Case  number              SC 66/2018                                    case information
Case name                                 Douglas Craig Schmuck
AR Galbraith QC, JA Browne and CH Prendergast
v
Opua Coastal Preservation Incorporated
TH Bennion and EA Whiley
 
Far North District Council (Abiding)
JGA Day
 
Civil Appeal
Judges   Glazebrook, O'Regan, Ellen France, Williams and Arnold JJ
Case Summary                                Civil Appeal – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in its approach to the interpretation of the scope of easements – Whether the Court of Appeal erred by not relying on resource consents when examining the easements at issue – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in not considering the question of indefeasibility.
Grounds on which  leave was granted                                                                                             The approved ground of appeal is whether the Court of Appeal was correct to allow the appeal. 
Supreme Court leave application decision DOUGLAS CRAIG SCHMUCK v OPUA COASTAL PRESERVATION INCORPORATED [2019] NZSC 7 [21 February 2019
Court of Appeal decision OPUA COASTAL PRESERVATION INCORPORATED v FAR NORTH DISTRICT COUNCIL [2018] NZCA 262 [20 July 2018]
High Court Decision  OPUA COASTAL PRESERVATION INCORPORATED v FAR NORTH DISTRICT COUNCIL [2017] NZHC 154 [14 February 2017]

 

11 July

Case  number              SC 93/2018                                        case information
Case name                                 Lemuel Misa
WC Pyke
v
The Queen
B J Horsley and M L Wong
Criminal Appeal
Judges   Winkelmann CJ, Glazebrook, O'Regan ,Ellen France and Williams JJ            
Case Summary  Criminal Appeal – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in dismissing the appeal against conviction on the basis that there was no miscarriage of justice – Whether the jury was properly directed at trial. 
Grounds on which leave was granted The approved question is whether there was a miscarriage of justice at the applicant’s trial. 
Supreme Court leave application decision                                                  LEMUEL MISA v R [2019] NZSC 42 [17 April 2019]
Court of Appeal decision MISA v R [2018] NZCA 293 [6 August 2018]
High Court Decision Not publicly available

 

23 July

Case  number              SC 23/2019                                    case information
Case name                                

The Queen
P D Marshall
v
R(SC 23/2019)
W D McKean
W(SC 23/2019)
A M Harvey 

Criminal Appeal

Judges   Winkelmann CJ, Glazebrook, O'Regan, Ellen France and Williams JJ                  
Case Summary Order prohibiting publication of the judgment and any part of the proceedings (including the result) in news media or on the internet or other publicly available database until final disposition of trial. Publication in law report or law digest permitted. 
Grounds on which leave was granted                                                               Order prohibiting publication of the judgment and any part of the proceedings (including the result) in news media or on the internet or other publicly available database until final disposition of trial. Publication in law report or law digest permitted. 
Supreme Court leave application decision        Not publicly available
Court of Appeal decision Not publicly available
High Court decision                 Not publicly available
 

25 July

Case  number              SC 27/2019                                         case information
Case name                                

FTG Securities Limited
A J Forbes QC and H M Weston
v
Bank of New Zealand

T C Weston QC and K M Paterson

Stephen John Tubbs and Colin Anthony Gower as receivers of Tuam Ventures Limited (in receivership and in liquidation)

Robert Bruce Walker as Liquidators of Tuam Ventures Limited (in receivership and in liquidation)
K C Francis

Oral Leave Hearing

Judges   Winkelmann CJ, O'Regan and Williams JJ
Case Summary Civil Appeal – Whether a prohibition on assignment of a deed of priority and subordination without the consent of the other party is enforceable – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in refusing to make declarations as to the interpretation of the deed of priority and subordination.
Court of Appeal decision                 FTG SECURITIES LIMITED v BANK OF NEW ZEALAND [2019] NZCA 16 [20 February 2019]

 

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