High Court Rules 2016

14.3 Categorisation of proceedings


For the purposes of rule 14.2(b), proceedings must be classified as falling within one of the following categories:

Category 1 proceedingsProceedings of a straightforward nature able to be conducted by counsel considered junior in the High Court
Category 2 proceedingsProceedings of average complexity requiring counsel of skill and experience considered average in the High Court
Category 3 proceedingsProceedings that because of their complexity or significance require counsel to have special skill and experience in the High Court


The court may at any time determine in advance a proceeding’s category, which applies to all subsequent determinations of costs in the proceeding, unless there are special reasons to the contrary.

Compare: 1908 No 89 Schedule 2 r 48