Supreme Court Amendment Rules 2018


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Supreme Court Amendment Rules 2018

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 14th day of May 2018

The Right Hon Jacinda Ardern presiding in Council

These rules are made under section 148 of the Senior Courts Act 2016


on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council; and


with the concurrence of the Right Honourable the Chief Justice and at least 2 other members of the Rules Committee continued under section 155 of that Act (of whom at least 1 was a Judge of the High Court).


3Principal rules
4Rule 3 amended (Interpretation)
5New rule 3A inserted (Transitional, savings, and related provisions)
3ATransitional, savings, and related provisions
6Rule 5 amended (Directions)
7Rule 6 amended (Effect of non-compliance with rules)
8Rule 7 amended (Power under rules to determine ancillary matters may be exercised by a Judge)
9Rule 8 amended (Heading, point size, and margin)
10Rule 10A amended (Practice note about electronic format)
11Rule 11 amended (Time for making application for leave)
12Rule 12 amended (Forms for applications for leave)
13Rule 15 amended (Matters to be stated in application for leave)
14Rule 20 amended (Written submissions on leave application)
15New rule 20AA inserted (Written submissions on pre-trial leave application)
20AAWritten submissions on pre-trial leave application
16Rule 20A replaced (Notice in respondent’s submission that judgment will be supported on other grounds)
20ANotice that judgment will be supported on other grounds
17Rule 24 amended (Oral submissions on leave application)
18Rule 25 amended (Respondent’s appeal may be sole appeal)
19Rule 27 amended (Delivery of judgment on leave to appeal)
20Rule 28 amended (Notice of appeal not required if leave given)
21Rule 29 amended (Appeal confined to approved grounds)
22Rule 31 amended (Security for costs in civil appeal)
23Rule 32 amended (Allocation of hearing date)
24Rule 33 revoked (Timetable may be fixed for criminal appeals)
25Rule 34 amended (Obligations of parties in preparing draft case on appeal in civil appeals)
26Rule 36 amended (Written submissions on appeals)
27New rule 36A inserted (Outline of oral argument on appeals)
36AOutline of oral argument on appeals
28Rule 39 amended (Abandonment of civil appeal by party)
29Rule 42 amended (Delivery of judgment)
30New rule 43A inserted (Correction of accidental slip or omission)
43ACorrection of accidental slip or omission
31Rule 44 amended (Costs and disbursements)
32New Schedule 1AA inserted
33Schedule amended
34Schedule, form 1 amended
35Schedule, form 2 amended
36Schedule, new form 3A inserted
Explanatory note
Administrative Information