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Litigation Update – Submissions open on Rules Committee proposals

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Contributed by: Will Irving and Aidan Lomas

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Published on: January 20, 2020

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In case you missed it from the end of 2019: the Rules Committee, which is responsible for the procedural rules that apply in New Zealand Courts, is consulting on proposals to improve access to justice in civil cases. The proposals could fundamentally change the way in which civil cases are heard – for example, by limiting or eliminating discovery in certain cases and empowering judges to be more inquisitorial – and are therefore relevant to all users of the court system. Read our summary of the proposals here

The Committee has recognised the potentially significant impact of the proposals and has invited submissions by 1 May 2020.

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