Crown Proceedings Act 1950

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Crown Proceedings Act 1950

Public Act
1950 No 54
Date of assent
23 November 1950
see section 1

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Justice.


1Short Title and commencement
3Claims enforceable by or against the Crown under this Act
4Limitation of actions by or against the Crown
5Liability of the Crown under other Acts
6Liability of the Crown in tort
7Provisions as to industrial property
8Application of law as to indemnity, contribution, and joint and several tortfeasors
9Crown not liable to pay compensation or damages for death or disablement of members of New Zealand armed forces where pension may be claimed
10Claims in respect of visiting forces [Repealed]
11Saving in respect of acts done under prerogative and statutory powers
12Civil proceedings by or against the Crown
14Method of making Crown a party to proceedings
15Recovery in District Court on behalf of Crown of amounts not exceeding $500
16Service of documents and time for filing defence by Crown
17Nature of relief
18Appeals, stay of execution, and costs
19Interest on debts, costs, etc
20Recovery of fines imposed otherwise than by judgment or conviction
21Recovery of debts due upon recognisance
22Barristers or solicitors may be appointed to act for Attorney-General in each district
23Judgments for fines and on recognisances may be vacated by High Court
24Satisfaction of orders against the Crown
25Execution by the Crown
26Attachment of money payable by the Crown
28Exclusion of proceedings in rem against the Crown
29Application to the Crown of certain statutory provisions
30Rules of court
31General rules to apply in the absence of special rules
32Crown proceedings in the Cook Islands
33Crown proceedings in Western Samoa [Repealed]
34Repeals and savings
35Saving of certain rights, etc
Reprint notes

An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to the civil liabilities and rights of the Crown and officers of the Crown, and to civil proceedings by and against the Crown