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 2022 - 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.

1 August 2022

Case information summary 2022 (as at 22 July 2022) – Cases where leave granted (PDF, 43 KB)
Case information summary 2022 (as at 22 July 2022) – Cases where leave to appeal decision not yet made (PDF, 43 KB)

2022

Case name
Dwayne Douglas Keats v The Queen
Case number
SC 47/2022
Summary
Criminal Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal
Court of Appeal decision
Not publicly available
Case name
Robert James Cummins v Body Corporate 172108
Case number
SC 49/2022
Summary
Civil Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal
Case name
Alexander Charles Mason v Vicki Ann Treizenberg and Paul Morley Dodd as Trustees of the Mamari Trust and Mamari (No 2) Trust
Case number
SC 51/2022
Summary
Civil Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal
Court of Appeal decision
Not publicly available
Case name
B (SC 52/2022) v District Court of New Zealand and Attorney General
Case number
SC 52/2022
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.
District Court decision
Not publicly available
High Court decision
Not publicly available
Court of Appeal decision
Not publicly available
Case name
Rore Pat Strafford v Attorney-General, Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities, Housing New Zealand Limited, Nelson Marlborough District Health Board and Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology Limited
Case number
SC 53/2022
Summary
Civil Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal
Case name
Mohammed Omar Nassery v The Queen
Case number
SC 54/2022
Summary
Criminal Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal
District Court decision
Not publicly available
Case name
C (SC 56/2022) v The Queen
Case number
SC 56/2022
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.
District Court decision
Not publicly available
Court of Appeal decision
Not publicly available
Case name
S (SC 57/2022) v W
Case number
SC 57/2022
Summary
ORDER PROHIBITING PUBLICATION OF THE JUDGMENT AND ANY PART OF THE PROCEEDINGS (INCLUDING THE RESULT) IN NEWS MEDIA OR ON THE INTERENT 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.
15 July 2022
Court of Appeal decision
Not publicly available
Case name
John Kenneth Slavich v Attorney General
Case number
SC 58/2022
Summary
Civil Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal
High Court decision
Not publicly available
Case name
Keith Mervyn George Hunter v Auckland Council, Philip Martin Burley and ACL Trustees Limited
Case number
SC 59/2022
Summary
Civil Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal