Judicature Amendment Act 2006 Commencement Order 2006

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Judicature Amendment Act 2006 Commencement Order 2006


Note

This order is administered by the Ministry of Justice.


  • Preamble

    At Wellington this 3rd day of July 2006

Pursuant to section 2(2) of the Judicature Amendment Act 2006, Her Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following order.

1 Title
  • This order is the Judicature Amendment Act 2006 Commencement Order 2006.

2 Commencement of sections 5 and 6 of Judicature Amendment Act 2006

Diane Morcom,

Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order brings into force, on 7 August 2006, sections 5 and 6 of the Judicature Amendment Act 2006.

These sections repeal section 58(2) and amend section 59 of the Judicature Act 1908. Section 58(2) currently provides that any 2 Judges of the Court of Appeal may deliver the judgment of the Court. This has been interpreted as requiring all Court of Appeal judgments to be delivered in open Court. The repeal of this provision and the amendment to section 59 mean that judgments of the Court many now be given in the manner prescribed by rules made under section 51C of the Judicature Act 1908.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 6 July 2006.