This note is not part of the rules, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These rules, which come into force on 4 February 2013, implement changes in Court of Appeal procedure that are supported by the New Zealand Law Society and the New Zealand Bar Association.
Under new rule 43(1), an appellant must apply for the allocation of a hearing date within 3 months from the date when the appeal is brought, not the present 6 months. The period may be extended on application, in accordance with the unchanged rule 43(2) and (3). The purpose of new rule 43(5) is to exclude the Christmas holiday period from the 3-month calculation.
Date of notification in Gazette: 13 December 2012.
These rules are administered by the Ministry of Justice.