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.

31 March 2020

Case information summary 2020 (as at 13 March 2020) - cases granted leave to appeal (PDF, 25 KB)
Case information summary 2020 (as at 13 March 2020) - cases where leave to appeal decision not yet made (PDF, 23 KB)

2020

Case name
H v The Queen
Case number
SC 1/2020
Summary
Criminal Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal
High Court decision
Not publicly available
Court of Appeal decision
Not publicly available
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
Case name
Leslie Norman Austin v Roche Products (New Zealand) Limited
Case number
SC 5/2020
Summary
Civil Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal
Case name
Dennis Haunui v The Queen
Case number
SC 6/2020
Summary
Criminal Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal
District Court decision
Not publicly available
Case name
R (SC 7/2020) v The Queen
Case number
SC 7/2020
Summary
Criminal Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal
Case name
Darrell Edward James Dunn v The Queen
Case number
SC 8/2020
Summary
Criminal Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal
Case name
I (SC 10/2020) v The Queen
Case number
SC 10/2020
Summary
Criminal Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal
District Court decision
Not publicly available
Case name
David Willliam Phillips v Ngati Tama Custodian Trustee Limited
Case number
SC 11/2020
Summary
Civil Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal
Court of Appeal decision
Not publicly available
Case name
Rosalie May Yozin v New Zealand Guardian Trust Company Limited, M B Yozin and N H Yozin-Smith
Case number
SC 12/2020
Summary
Civil Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal
Case name
David Simon Barton v The Queen
Case number
SC 13/2020
Summary
Criminal Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal
Result
Judgment 25 March 2020
District Court decision
Not publicly available
Case name
TUV v The Chief of New Zealand Defence Force
Case number
SC 14/2020
Summary
Civil Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal
Date of Judgment
04 March 2020
District Court decision
Not publicly available
Case name
Edward Rawiri Herbert v The Queen
Case number
SC 15/2020
Summary
Criminal Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal
District Court decision
Not publicly available
Case name
Christopher Martin Bradley v The Queen
Case number
SC 16/2020
Summary
Criminal Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal
District Court decision
Not publicly available
Court of Appeal decision
Not publicly available