Senior Courts Act 2016

  • Warning: Some amendments have not yet been incorporated
  • Corrections have been made to Part 2 of Schedule 4 on 11 November 2016 under section 25(1)(j)(iii) and (iv) of the Legislation Act 2012, and on 6 March 2017 to Schedule 3 under section 25(1)(j)(iii) and (v) of the Legislation Act 2012, and on 7 March 2017 to Schedule 3 in order to fix amending terminology under sections 25(1)(j)(i) and (v), and on 23 August 2017 to section 174 under section 25(1)(j)(i) of the Legislation Act 2012.

Constitution of Supreme Court

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(1)

There continues to be a Supreme Court of New Zealand for the hearing of appeals in New Zealand on important legal matters, including matters relating to the Treaty of Waitangi, which would formerly have been determined by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.

(2)

The Supreme Court consists of—

(a)

the Chief Justice; and

(b)

no fewer than 4 nor more than 5 other Judges appointed by the Governor-General as Judges of the Supreme Court.

(3)

The Supreme Court is a court of record.

(4)

The jurisdiction of the Supreme Court is not affected by a vacancy in its membership.

Compare: 2003 No 53 ss 3(1), 6, 17