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Annotated High Court Rules, 4th edition

Annotated High Court Rules, 4th edition

Matthew Casey, Christopher Corry, Justice John Faire, Jessica Lai, Polly Pope and Graham Taylor, 2018

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Book 9780947514662 $150.00

An authoritative and practical guide to New Zealand’s High Court Rules.


Format: Paperback


Annotated High Court Rules is designed to provide the busy practitioner with a single-volume guide to bringing a civil case in the High Court. It contains all the High Court Rules and associated commentary, taken from the authoritative online service Sim’s Court Practice.

The fourth edition of what was previously titled New Zealand Procedure Manual: High Court, includes the Rules requiring the headings of Court documents to include the name of the registry in te reo Māori, changes stemming from the entry into force of the Interest on Money Claims Act 2016, updated references regarding the change from the Judicature Act 1908 to the Senior Courts Act 2016, and updates on the Senior Courts (Access to Court Documents) Rules 2017 which replace the High Court Rules 2016 Part 3 subpart 2 (revoked).

Other amendments include the continued focus on case management, the 2016 Practice Note, which promotes the use of electronic common bundles and casebooks, and the Judicial Review Procedure Act 2016 replacing the Judicature Amendment Act 1972, where as well as substantive matters, it sets out procedures for judicial review proceedings either incorporating, or complementary to, those for ordinary civil proceedings in the High Court.

This commentary will be of value to practitioners as a practical and portable guide to the complex area of High Court civil procedure.



• Contains up-to-date material on High Court Rules, accompanied by the associated commentary.
• Provides practical, step-by-step guidelines to civil procedure in New Zealand’s high court.
• Contains select content from the highly regarded Sim’s Court Practice.


Related LexisNexis Titles

Murray, A Practical Guide to Criminal Procedure in New Zealand, 2nd edition, 2016
Butler, The New Zealand Bill of Rights Act: A Commentary, 2nd edition, 2015
Sim’s Court Practice (online resource)


Matthew Casey

QC, LLB (Hons)

Christopher Corry


Justice John Faire

LLB (Hons), Retired Judge of the High Court

Jessica C Lai

PhD (Lucerne), LLB Hons (First Class), MSc (First Class), BSc

Polly Pope

LLB (Hons First Class), University of Otago, MIR (Distinction) (VUW), AAMINZ

Graham Taylor

LLM (VUW), PhD (Cantab), AArbINZ

Table of Contents

Part 1 – Rules of general application
Part 2 – Jurisdiction and powers of Associate Judges and Registrars
Part 3 – Court administration
Part 4 – Parties
Part 5 – Commencement of proceedings and filing of documents
Part 6 – Service
Part 7 – Case management, interlocutory applications, and interim relief
Part 8 – Discovery and inspection and interrogatories
Part 9 – Evidence
Part 10 – Trial
Part 11 – Judgment
Part 12 – Summary judgment
Part 13 – Summary proceeding for recovery of land
Part 14 – Costs
Part 15 – Disposal other than by trial
Part 16 – Accounts and inquiries
Part 17 – Enforcement
Part 18 – Applications in equity and under statutes
Part 19 – Originating applications
Part 20 – Appeals
Part 21 – Cases stated
Part 22 – Patents
Part 23 – Enforcement between jurisdictions
Part 24 – Insolvency
Part 25 – Admiralty
Part 26 – Arbitration Act 1996
Part 27 – Administration (including probate)
Part 28 – Trans-Tasman competition proceedings
Part 29 – Commercial list
Part 30 – Judicial review
Part 31 – Companies: Liquidation
Part 32 – Freezing orders
Part 33 – Search orders

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