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 2021 - 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.

22 November 2021

Case information summary 2021 (as at 12 November 2021) – Cases where leave granted (PDF, 45 KB)
Case information summary 2021 (as at 12 November 2021) – Cases where leave to appeal decision not yet made (PDF, 30 KB)

2021

Case name
H v The Queen
Case number
SC 49/2021
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 retrial. Publication in law report or law digest permitted.
Result
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. PUBLICATION IN LAW REPORT OR LAW DIGEST PERMITTED.
Date of hearing
15 November 2021
Judges
tbc
District Court decision
Not publicly available
Court of Appeal decision
Not publicly available
Case name
Paul Nils Herlund v The Queen
Case number
SC 51/2021
Summary
Criminal Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal.
Date of Judgment
01 January 2021
District Court decision
Not publicly available
Case name
Peter Gomm, Rt Hon Jennifer Mary Shipley and Clive William Charles Tilby v Mainzeal Property and Construction Limited ( in liquidation), Andrew James Bethell, Brian Mayo-Smith and Richard Ciliang Yan
Case number
SC 52/2021
Summary
Civil Appeal and Cross Appeal
Date of hearing
07 March 2022 - 11 March 2022
Judges
tbc
Case name
M v The Queen
Case number
SC 53/2021
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.
Result
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.
17 June 2021
District Court decision
Not publicly available
Court of Appeal decision
Not publicly available
Case name
M (SC 56/2021) v The Queen
Case number
SC 56/2021
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.
Result
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.
Court of Appeal decision
Not publicly available
Case name
Malcolm Bruce Moncrief-Spittle and David Cumin v Regional Facilities Auckland Ltd and Auckland Council
Case number
SC 57/2021
Summary
Civil Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal
Result
A Leave to appeal is granted (Moncrief Spittle v Regional Facilities Auckland Ltd [2021] NZCA 142).
B The approved question is whether the Court of Appeal was correct to dismiss the appeal against the High Court’s substantive decision.
5 August 2021
Date of hearing
22 February 2022
Judges
TBC
Case name
H (SC 60/2021) v The Queen
Case number
SC 60/2021
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.
Result
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.
8 July 2021
District Court decision
Not publicly available
Court of Appeal decision
Not publicly available
Case name
C (SC 62/2021) v The Queen
Case number
SC 62/2021
Result
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.minal Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal.
Court of Appeal decision
Not publicly available
Case name
Skye Amber Renes v The Queen
Case number
SC 63/2021
Summary
Criminal Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal
Court of Appeal decision
Not publicly available
Case name
Melco Property Holdings (NZ) Limited v Anthony John Hall
Case number
SC 64/2021
Summary
Civil Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal
Result
A Leave to appeal is granted (Melco Property Holdings (NZ) 2012 Ltd v Hall [2021] NZCA 184).
B The approved question is whether the Court of Appeal was correct to dismiss the appeal.
3 September 2021
Date of hearing
24 February 2022
Judges
TBC