Supreme Court Fees Amendment Regulations 2011


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Supreme Court Fees Amendment Regulations 2011

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 23rd day of May 2011

His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 39(1) of the Supreme Court Act 2003, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.


1  Title
  • These regulations are the Supreme Court Fees Amendment Regulations 2011.

2  Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 1 July 2011.

3  Principal regulations amended
4  New Schedule substituted
  • The Schedule is revoked and the Schedule set out in the Schedule of these regulations substituted.

New Schedule substituted

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Fees payable in respect of appeals to court

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   Fee ($)
1Applying for leave to appeal 1,087.50
2Filing a notice of appeal 1,087.50
3Determination of hearing date for appeal 966.70
4Hearing any appeal for each half-day or part of a half-day after the first day 483.40
5Sealing any order or judgment (including every duplicate or certified copy of any order or judgment) 30.20
6Supplying a copy of a judgment (other than a copy supplied to a party to the proceedings)—  
  • (a) not exceeding 5 pages

  • (b) exceeding 5 pages, but not exceeding 50 pages

  • (c) exceeding 50 pages, but not exceeding 75 pages

  • (d) exceeding 75 pages

7Faxing documents at the request of a party (except where documents have to be faxed for operational reasons), $2.40 plus $1.20 per page faxed  
8Copying any document (other than a judgment) actual and reasonable costs

Michael Webster,
for Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 1 July 2011, amend the Supreme Court Fees Regulations 2003. The amendment adjusts the fees payable in respect of civil appeals in the Supreme Court to reflect the movement in the New Zealand Consumers Price Index (All Groups) since 1 July 2004.

The fees replaced are inclusive of goods and services tax (GST), but were not amended directly to reflect the 1 October 2010 GST increase, and so differed from those actually charged. The new fees are also GST inclusive.

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

Date of notification in Gazette: 26 May 2011.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Justice.