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
Woolworths New Zealand Limited v Auckland Council, Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority, Foodstuffs North Island Limited and Medical Officer of Health
Case number
SC 139/2021
Summary
Civil Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal
Case name
Foodstuffs North Island Limited v Auckland Council, Woolworths New Zealand Limited and Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority
Case number
SC 140/2021
Summary
Civil Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal
Case name
David Simon Barton v Chief Executive, Department of Corrections
Case number
SC 141/2021
Summary
Civil Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal
Court of Appeal decision
Not publicly available
Case name
Lynne Frances Snowdon v Radio New Zealand Limited
Case number
SC 142/2021
Summary
Civil Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal
Case name
Pasilika Naufahu v The Queen
Case number
SC 144/2021
Summary
Criminal Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal
Court of Appeal decision
Not publicly available
Case name
Selaima Fakaosilea v The Queen
Case number
SC 145/2021
Summary
Criminal Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal
Court of Appeal decision
Not publicly available
Case name
S (SC 145/2021) v The Queen
Case number
SC 145/2021
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
Christian Desmond Millar v The Queen
Case number
SC 146/2021
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
Garth Bowkett Paterson v Attorney-General (for the Ministry of Justice)
Case number
SC 147/2021
Summary
Civil Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal