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
Caleb Benjamin Judd v The Queen
Case number
SC 100/2021
District Court decision
Not publicly available
Court of Appeal decision
Not publicly available
Case name
Garth Bowkett Paterson v Lepionka & Company Investments Limited, Stefan Jozef John Lepionka and Gregory Bernard Horton as Trustees of the Lepionka Business Trust, Lepionka & Company Limited, Stefan Jozef John Lepionka as Trustees of the SJ Lepionka Family
Case number
SC 101/2021
Summary
Civil Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal
Court of Appeal decision
Not publicly available
Case name
F (SC 107/2021) v The Queen
Case number
SC 107/2021
Summary
Criminal Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal
Case name
T (SC 108/2021) v The Queen
Case number
SC 108/2021
Summary
Criminal Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal
District Court decision
Not publicly available
Court of Appeal decision
Not publicly available
Case name
Joseph Auga Matamata v The Queen
Case number
SC 110/2021
Summary
Criminal Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal
Court of Appeal decision
Not publicly available
Case name
Saymore Mutsamwira v The Queen
Case number
SC 112/2021
Summary
Criminal Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal
Case name
I (SC 114/2021) v The Queen
Case number
SC 114/2021
Summary
Criminal Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal
District Court decision
Not publicly available
Court of Appeal decision
Not publicly available
Case name
Parklands Properties Limited v Francis Miles Reynolds and Juliet Linell Reynolds as trustees of the F & J Reynolds Trust, Richard Norman Reynolds and Kristen Suzanne Reynolds and Auckland Council
Case number
SC 115/2021
Summary
Civil Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal
Case name
Cheyman Lee Mitchell v New Zealand Police
Case number
SC 116/2021
Summary
Criminal Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal
Court of Appeal decision
Not publicly available
Case name
Paihia Property Holdings Corporate Trustee Limited v Body Corporate 193056 and Chin Yun Holdings Limited
Case number
SC 117/2021
Summary
Civil Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal