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Upcoming cases - Supreme Court

As at 19 June 2017

Sittings of the Supreme Court are open to the public.

Upcoming fixtures are set out below. Note information is added as it becomes available.

Fixture list for June 2017 (PDF,  311KB)

 

June 2017  

July 2017        

August 2017

September 2017

 June 2017

  

 

Date of hearing 20 and 21 June 2017
Case

SC 131/2016

AFFCO New Zealand Limited
P R Jagose

v
New Zealand Meat Workers and Related Trades Union Incorporated
P Cranney

Robert Kerewai Ratu and Others
P Cranney

The Meat Industry Association of New Zealand Inc (intervener)
J E Hodder QC

Civil Appeal

Judges

Chief Justice, William Young, Glazebrook, O'Regan and Arnold JJ.

Case Summary

Civil Appeal – Employment Relations Act 2000 – Whether Court of Appeal erred in finding concession by counsel – Whether Court of Appeal erred in finding applicant’s conduct defeated existing rights of employees – Whether Court of Appeal erred in its interpretation of s 82 of the Employment Relations Act.

Grounds on which leave was granted

The approved question is whether the Court of Appeal was correct to find that a breach of s 82 of the Employment Relations Act 2000 had occurred when the applicant required seasonal workers to enter into new individual employment agreements before commencing work for the 2015/2016 season.

Supreme Court leave application decision

AFFCO NEW ZEALAND LIMITED v NEW ZEALAND MEAT WORKERS AND RELATED TRADES UNION INCORPORATED AND ORS [2017] NZSC 30 [9 March 2017]

Court of Appeal decision

AFFCO NEW ZEALAND LIMITED V NEW ZEALAND MEAT WORKERS AND RELATED TRADES UNION INCORPORATED AND ORS [2016] NZCA 482 [6 October 2016]

Employment Court decision

NZ MEAT WORKERS & RELATED TRADES UNION INC v AFFCO NZ LTD [2015] NZEmpC 204 [18 November 2015]

 

 

Date of hearing 22 June 2017
Case

SC 13/2017

Mark David Chisnall
A J Ellis and G K Edgeler

v
The Chief Executive of the Department of Corrections
D J Perkins and G M Taylor

Civil Appeal

Judges

Chief Justice, William Young, Glazebrook, O'Regan and Ellen France JJ.

Case Summary

Civil Appeal – Public Safety (Public Protections Orders) Act 2014, s 8 – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in the formulation of a threshold test for the granting of a public protection orders.

Grounds on which leave was granted The approved question is whether the Court of Appeal was correct to dismiss the applicant’s appeal to that Court.
Supreme Court leave application decision CHISNALL v THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS [2017] NZSC 50 [13 April 2017]
Court of Appeal decision CHISNALL v CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS [2016] NZCA 620 [19 December 2016]
High Court decision CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS v CHISNALL [2016] NZHC 796 [26 April 2016]

 

July 2017

Date of hearing 27 and 28 July 2017
Case

SC 150/2016

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited v McIntyre and Williamson Partnership and Others

Case summary

Judges

Elias CJ, William Young, Glazebrook, O'Regan and Ellen France JJ

 

August 2017

Date of hearing 8 August 2017
Case

SC 10/2017

Craig Duthie and Kirsten Taylor-Ruiterman, and DRK Chartered Accountants Limited v Denise Michelle Roose, and Denise Developments Limited, and DMR Development Limited

Case summary

Judges

Elias CJ, William Young, Glazebrook, O'Regan and Ellen France JJ

 

 

Date of hearing 10 August 2017
Case

SC 37/2017

Southland Indoor Leisure Centre Charitable Trust v Invercargill City Council

Case summary

Judges

Elias CJ, William Young, Glazebrook, O'Regan and Ellen France JJ

 

 

Date of hearing 24 and 25 August 2017
Case

SC 26/2017

Wellington International Airport Limited v New Zealand Airline Pilots' Association Industrial Union of Workers Incorporated and Director of Civil Aviation

SC 30/2017

Director of Civil Aviation v New Zealand Airline Pilots' Association Industrial Union of Workers Incorporated and Wellington International Airport Limited

Case summary SC 26/2017
Case summary SC 30/2017
Judges

Elias CJ, William Young, Glazebrook, O'Regan and Ellen France JJ

 

September 2017

Date of hearing 5, 6 and 7 September 2017
Case

SC 135/2016

Eric Meserve Houghton v Timothy Ernest Corbett Saunders, Samuel John Magill, John Michael Feeney, Craig Edgeworth Horrocks, Peter David Hunter, Peter Thomas and Joan Withers, and Credit Suisse Private Equity Inc, and Credit Suisse First Boston Asian Merchant Partners LP, and First New Zealand Capital, and Forsyth Barr Limited

Case summary

Judges

TBC