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High Court

Dreliozis v Wellington District Court - [1994] 2 NZLR 198
Right to Jury Trial

Tangiora v Wellington District Legal Services Committee - [1999] 2 NZLR 114, 3 HRNZ 267
Legal Aid before UN Human Rights Committee

Moonen v Film and Literature Board of Review - [1999] NZAR 324
Objectional materials and NZBORA Freedom of Expression. see Court of Appeal

Police v Beggs - [1999] 3 NZLR 615, [1999] 6 CRNZ 654
Full High Court. Freedom of Expression and Assembly

Attorney-General v Hewitt - [2000] 2 NZLR 110, [2000] NZAR 148, 5 HRNZ 74, [1999] 17 CRNZ 236
Constitutional Law Arbitrary Arrest police trespassers on private property

Everitt v Attorney-General - [2000] NZAR 512, [2000] 18 CRNZ 27
Strip search bicycle courier, see Court of Appeal

Bennett v Superintendent, Rimutaka Prison - [2001] 3 NZLR 803, [2001] NZAR 557
Habeas Corpus

Hunia v Parole Board - [2001] 3 NZLR 425, [2001] NZAR 817, [2001] 18 CRNZ 543
Simultaneous Habeas Corpus and Judicial Review

Hunia v Parole Board - [2001] 18 CRNZ 543
Reasons for dividing Habeas Corpus from Judicial Review

Moonen v Film and Literature Board of Review (No 2) - [2002] NZAR 358
Objectional materials and NZBORA Freedom of Expression. see Court of Appeal

Burke v Superintendent of Wellington Prison - [2003] 3 NZLR 206
Use of psychological reports, Habeas Corpus and Judicial reviews

Ross v NZ Police 6 HRNZ 736
NZBORA and trespass in a bank

Link Technology (2000) Limited v Attorney-General 7 HRNZ 166
Whether summary judgement possible on NZBORA claim

Taunoa v Attorney-General (2004) 7 HRNZ 379
Prisoners rights case finding a breach of section 9 and section 23(5) of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act and awarding compensation for being held in the Behavioural Management Regime at Auckland Prison.

Clark v Attorney-General [2004] 17 PRNZ 161

Evans v New Zealand Parole Board - [2005] NZAR 328
Parole postponement order for 3 years

Beggs v Attorney-General - [2006] 2 NZLR 129, (2006) 18 PRNZ 214
Application by Attorney-General to remove counsel

Chu v District Court at Wellington - [2006] NZAR 707
Habeas Corpus psychiatric patient

Chu v Director of Area Mental Health Services, Wellington - [2007]  NZAR 415, (2007) 18 PRNZ 266
Habeas Corpus costs

Yash v Legal Aid Review Panel [2006] 18 PRNZ 238
Proper appellant Legal Aid Review Panel or Legal Services Agency

Yash v Legal Services Agency [2006] 18 PRNZ 320
Extended legal aid to petition Governor-General

Mihos v Attorney-General [2008] NZAR 177
Judicial Review - Proportionality - Seizure of cars by Customs

Miller v New Zealand Parole Board [2008] 24 CRNZ 104
Major attack on independence of Parole Board and rehabilitation for prisoners

Wikio v Attorney-General [2008] 8 HRNZ 544
Right to fair trial, appointment of Judges and judicial independence

Paul v Attorney-General [2009] NZAR 405
Deportation where another person provided affidavit he killed 'victim' by accident

Solicitor-General v Seimer Mackenzie and France J [2011] 3NZLR 101
Contempt of court for breach of court order suppressing Judgement pdf here

Vogel v Attorney-General [2012] NZAR 154
Solitary Confinement pdf here

Marteley v Legal Services Commissioner [2013] NZAR 875
Legal Aid for Murder High Court pdf here

Unreported Judgements

Ellis v Ellis Simon France J, HC Wellington, CIV-2009-485-2335, 20 Nov 2009
Intellectually disabled person allegedly kidnapped. here Fined $500 by Law Society. link here

The Queen v SR Dobson J, HC Wellington, CRI-2009-085-8992, 25 Nov 2010 pdf here
Arson pre-trial application, capacity to instruct counsel and propensity application pdf here
Mental impairment S9 CPMIPA pdf here Recusal pdf here

Solicitor-General v Seimer Mallon J Judgement CIV 2010-404-8559
Procedure for contempt of court pdf here

McDonald v Television New Zealand Ltd CIV 2011-485-1836
Broadcasting complaint fine overturned pdf here

Togia v Police [2012] NZHC 1221
Fitness to plead pdf here

Kim v Prison Manager Mt Eden Corrections Facility [2012] NZHC 2417
Habeas Corpus Extradition for Murder to China pdf here

Attorney-General v Siemer [2014] NZHC 859
Vexatious Litigant High Court pdf here

Kim v Prison Manager, Mt Eden Corrections Facility [2014] NZHC 3051 and 3152
Habeas Corpus No 1 Warrant Validity pdf here No 2 Denied natural justice on new Warrant pdf here