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Annual statistics

Statistics are provided for 30 June and 31 December year-ends.

The Supreme Court is New Zealand's final court of appeal. It deals with criminal and civil appeals from the lower courts. The Supreme Court must grant leave before an appeal can begin.

Workload statistics for 1 July 2017 - 30 June 2018 are as follows:

During 1 July 2017 - 30 June 2018, 117 applications for leave to appeal were filed in the Court.

During 1 July 2017 - 30 June 2018, 122 judgments on applications for leave to appeal were delivered by the Court, dealing with 122 applications for leave to appeal.

During 1 July 2017 - 30 June 2018, 28 substantive judgments were delivered by the Court, dealing with 28 appeals.

All annual workload statistics covering data up to 31 December 2017 can be accessed here

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Email: Cate Brett