Supreme Court Amendment Rules 2021

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2021/86

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Supreme Court Amendment Rules 2021

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 19th day of April 2021

Present:
The Right Hon Jacinda Ardern presiding in Council

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

(a)

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

(b)

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).

Rules

1 Title

These rules are the Supreme Court Amendment Rules 2021.

2 Commencement

These rules come into force on 20 May 2021.

3 Principal rules

These rules amend the Supreme Court Rules 2004.

4 Rule 10 amended (Filing and service of documents)

Replace rule 10(6) with:

(6)

The court may require a copy of a document filed electronically to be produced.

5 Rule 13 amended (Mode of bringing application for leave for civil appeal)

Replace rule 13(1)(a) with:

(a)

the applicant files the application in the Registry; and

6 Rule 14 amended (Mode of bringing application for leave for criminal appeal)

Replace rule 14(1) with:

(1)

An application for leave to bring a criminal appeal is made when the applicant files the application in the Registry.

Michael Webster,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the rules, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These rules, which come into force on 20 May 2021, amend the Supreme Court Rules 2004.

The rules amend the principal rules to allow the Supreme Court to receive electronic filing of all documents, including initiating documents.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 22 April 2021.

These rules are administered by the Ministry of Justice.