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Encyclopedia > Court of Appeal of New Zealand

The Court of Appeal of New Zealand, located in Wellington, is New Zealand’s principal intermediate appellate court. In practice, most appeals are resolved at this intermediate appellate level, rather than in the Supreme Court. The Court of Appeal has existed as a separate court since 1862 but, until 1957, it was composed of Judges of the Supreme Court (as the High Court was known then) sitting periodically in panels. In 1957 the Court of Appeal was reconstituted as a permanent court separate from the Supreme Court. Wellington (Te Whanganui-a-Tara or Poneke) is the capital of New Zealand, the countrys second-largest urban area and the most populous national capital in Oceania. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Appeal. ... The Supreme Court of New Zealand is the highest court of appeal in New Zealand, having formally come into existence at the beginning of 2004, and sitting for the first time on 1 July 2004. ... 1862 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The High Court of New Zealand was established in 1841 and known as the Supreme Court until 1980. ...


Structure

The President and six other permanent appellate Judges constitute the full-time working membership of the Court. The Court sits in panels of five Judges and three Judges depending on the nature and wider significance of the particular case. A considerable number of three-Judge cases are heard by divisional courts consisting of one permanent Judge and two High Court Judges seconded for that purpose. The Court deals with civil and criminal appeals from proceedings heard in the High Court, and indictable criminal proceedings in District Courts. As well, matters appealed to the High Court from a District Court can be taken to the Court of Appeal with leave if they are considered to be of sufficient significance to warrant a second appeal. The Court may, if it grants leave, hear appeals against pre-trial rulings in criminal cases. Finally, the Court hears appeals on questions of law from the Employment Court. In 2003 the Court dealt with 482 criminal and 148 civil appeals and 235 miscellaneous applications. The current President is The Hon Justice William Young who was appointed in February 2006 following the elevation of his predecessor, Justice Noel Anderson to the Supreme Court. On 4 May 2006 the then-Solicitor General, Terence Arnold QC was appointed to the Court. That same month, the Judicature Amendment Act increased the maximum number of judges on the Court from seven to nine (including the President). The prefix The Honourable or The Honorable ( or formerly The Honble) is a title of quality attached to the names of certain classes of persons. ... QC can stand for: Quezon City, a highly urbanized city in the Republic of the Philippines. ...


Other Permanent Members

  • The Hon Justice Susan Glazebrook
  • The Hon Justice Grant Hammond
  • The Hon Justice Robert Chambers
  • The Hon Justice Mark O’Regan
  • The Hon Justice Bruce Robertson
  • The Hon Justice Terence Arnold

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Presidents of the Court of Appeal


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Court of Appeal of New Zealand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (471 words)
The Court of Appeal of New Zealand, located in Wellington, is New Zealand’s principal intermediate appellate court.
The Court of Appeal has existed as a separate court since 1862 but, until 1957, it was composed of Judges of the Supreme Court (as the High Court was known then) sitting periodically in panels.
In 1957 the Court of Appeal was reconstituted as a permanent court separate from the Supreme Court.
Supreme Court of New Zealand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1091 words)
The Supreme Court of New Zealand is the highest court of appeal in New Zealand, having formally come into existence at the beginning of 2004, and sitting for the first time on 1 July 2004.
These judges were appointed from the retired judges of the Court of Appeal and including Justices John Henry, Ted Thomas, former President of the Court of Appeal Sir Ivor Richardson and former Chief Justice Sir Thomas Eichelbaum.
On 4 May 2005 the Attorney-General, Michael Cullen announced the appointment Justice John McGrath of the Court of Appeal to the Supreme Court bench as its sixth permanent judge.
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