Supreme Court case information

Listed below are the substantive Supreme Court cases for the year along with appeals still to be determined or cases awaiting hearing. 

Information giving an overview of the case is included along with media releases and links to judgments being appealed when available.

All 2020 - 2014 Supreme Court cases dismissed or deemed to be dismissed where a notice of abandonment was received can be found here.

Transcripts for cases heard before the Supreme Court are included provided they are not suppressed.  Transcripts from pre-trial hearings are not published until the final disposition of trial.  These are unedited transcripts and they are not a formal record of the Court’s proceedings. The Ministry of Justice does not accept responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of any material and recommends that users exercise their own skill and care with respect to its use.

Updated 5 February 2020

Case information summary 2019 (as at 31 January 2020) - cases granted leave to appeal (PDF, 21 KB)
Case information summary 2019 (as at 31 January 2020) - cases where leave to appeal decision not yet made (PDF, 23 KB)

2020

Case name
Peter Daniel Harrison v The Queen
Case number
SC 1/2020
Summary
Civil / Criminal Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal
High Court decision
Not publicly available
Court of Appeal decision
Not publicly available
Case name
The Kiwi Party Incorporated v The Attorney General
Case number
SC 2/2020
Summary
Civil Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal
Case name
Seetha Rama Rao Salvaji v The Queen
Case number
SC 3/2020
Summary
Criminal Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal
High Court decision
Not publicly available