Notable Cases


Booth v R [2017] 1 NZLR 223 (SC) - writ of habeas corpus / wrongful imprisonment.

Attorney-General v Taylor [2017] 3 NZLR 24 (CA) - declarations of inconsistency with the Bill of Rights.

AH v Commissioner of Police [2017] NZAR 754 (HC) - exceptions to retrospective legislation.

Corrections v Gardiner [2018] 2 NZLR 712 (CA) - compensation for false imprisonment.

Corrections v Sutherland [2018] NZCA 623 - false imprisonment by failure to give credit for custody time prior to re-sentencing.

Smyth v Corrections [2019] NZHC 3435 - Bill of Rights Baigent actions are subject to reasonable discoverability of the cause of action prior to the Limitation Act 2010.

C v R [2020] NZHC 225 - Criminal Procedure (Mentally-Impaired Persons) Act: unfitness to plead determination does not conclude criminal proceedings; Court of Appeal judgment in Balemi v R not followed.​


​C. Corns and D. Ewen, Criminal Appeals and Reviews in New Zealand (Thomson Reuters, Wellington, 2019).

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