Supreme Court Fees Amendment Regulations 2013


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Supreme Court Fees Amendment Regulations 2013

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 20th day of May 2013

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 2013.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 1 July 2013.

3 Principal regulations
4 Regulation 3 amended (Interpretation)
  • In regulation 3, definition of appeal, replace 2 to 4 with 1, 3, and 4.

5 Regulation 10 replaced (Criminal appeals excluded)
  • Replace regulation 10 with:

    10 Appeals to which regulations do not apply
    • These regulations do not apply to—

      • (a) criminal appeals; or

      • (b) civil appeals under the Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Act 2009; or

      • (c) appeals under the Bail Act 2000.

    11 Transitional provision
    • In respect of proceedings commenced before 1 July 2013,—

      • (a) these regulations as in force immediately before 1 July 2013 apply in respect of any step taken before that date; and

      • (b) these regulations as in force on and from 1 July 2013 apply in respect of any step taken on or after that date.

6 Schedule replaced
  • Replace the Schedule with the Schedule set out in the Schedule of these regulations.

Schedule replaced

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Fees payable in respect of appeals to court

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Category ItemMatter for which fee is payable Fee ($)
Filing fees 1Filing an application for leave to appeal 1,100
 2Filing an interlocutory application,—  
  • (a) in the case of an application for a review of a Registrar's decision

 no fee
  • (b) in any other case

Scheduling 3Scheduling the hearing date for an appeal and hearing an appeal for the first day 1,000
Hearings 4Hearing an appeal, for each half-day or part of a half-day after the first day 500
Administrative fees 5Sealing an order or a judgment and providing, at the same time, any duplicate or certified copy of that order or judgment 50
 6Copying a judgment,—  
  • (a) for the first copy that is provided to a party to the proceeding or that party's counsel

 no fee
  • (b) where paragraph (a) does not apply

 7Copying any document (other than a judgment),—  
  • (a) for the first copy of any part or parts of the court file, or any document relating to the appeal, that is provided to a party to the proceeding or that party's counsel

 no fee
  • (b) where paragraph (a) does not apply,—

  • (i) for each black and white page

  • (ii) for each colour page

  • (iii) for documents in electronic form

 actual and reasonable costs

Rebecca Kitteridge, 
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 2013, amend the Supreme Court Fees Regulations 2003 (the principal regulations). The amendments implement changes to civil fees resulting from a civil fees review by the Ministry of Justice (see

Regulation 4 amends a definition in regulation 3 of the principal regulations.

Regulation 5 replaces regulation 10 of the principal regulations, which sets out appeals to which the regulations do not apply, and inserts new regulation 11, which is a transitional provision.

Regulation 6 replaces the Schedule of the principal regulations. The replacement schedule contains a new fee for filing an interlocutory application. Other fees are increased.

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

Date of notification in Gazette: 23 May 2013.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Justice.