Case Law

Latest updates of very recent court decisions, decisions of public interest and case summaries, along with Supreme Court transcripts, decisions and reserved decisions.
This provides information on locating decisions and reports created by Courts, Tribunals, Statutory authorities, and other such bodies in New Zealand.
Judicial Decisions Online provides a searchable database of judgments and decisions sourced from New Zealand Courts and Tribunals. Decisions are published following delivery to the parties but no earlier than three days after the decisions are given. Provided by the Ministry of Justice.
NZLR are New Zealand's only official law reporting series. They report cases of significance from the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of New Zealand. Coverage from 1883 onwards.


Access to New Zealand statutes, case law and commentary.


Coverage: Coverage varies (Full text)
New Zealand and Australian primary and secondary sources on tax, employment, company, and health and safety law.
Coverage: 1999 to present (Full text)
This database contains decisions from the Court of Appeal of New Zealand.
Search, find and compare laws from 95 countries, using a user-friendly search engine aimed at legal information professionals.
Coverage: 1854-1985
Hansard NZ debates from Hathi trust. 1854-1985 contain debates of the Legislative Council and the House of Representatives; 1951 etc., the debates of the House of Representatives (Legislative Council abolished Jan. 1951). Vol. numbering begins with 4th Parliament, 2nd session (1867) Vols. for 1st-4th Parliament, 1st session (1854/55-1864/66).
Coverage: 2003 to present
Hansard is the official report of debate in the House of Representatives. It’s produced by editors, who go into the debating chamber and report what members of Parliament (MPs) say. The report is then published online and in print. Commonly known as Hansard, its actual name is Parliamentary Debates (Hansard).
Coverage: Coverage varies (Full text)
HeinOnline provides access to around 1200 classic legal texts, law journals, US statutory and legal resources, the European Centre for minority issues and the full reprint of the English reports (1220-1867).
ICLR (The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales) publishes case law from the Superior and Appellate Courts in England and Wales. ICLR Online is the hub of legal authorities dating back to 1865. A dedicated case law platform presenting the cases that matter in a comprehensive and readable format. Dynamic links aid navigation through documents in HTML and PDF formats.
A searchable index of legal essays from several English language jurisdictions. Jointly produced by the University of Auckland and the Law Foundation of New Zealand - Te Manatu a Ture o Aotearoa.
Coverage: 1980 to present (Some full text)
Articles from all major law reviews, law journals, specialty law and bar association journals and legal newspapers, including more than 300 titles in full text.
This database combines content from the former Lexis Nexis NZ and Lexis International platforms. It contains New Zealand and international legislation, case law and secondary material. Use the link on the Lexis Advance home screen to locate material not available on the New Zealand platform.
New Zealand Acts, Bills and Regulations freely available to download.
Coverage: Coverage varies (Full text)
The New Zealand Legal Information Institute (NZLII) provides free access to legal information in New Zealand.
Comprehensive database of primary and secondary legal research materials, including cases, statutes, and journal articles from a number of jurisdictions. Extensiveness of coverage differs between jurisdictions. Thomson Reuters Westlaw is powered by WestSearch™™, which searches across multiple content sets by jurisdiction providing more comprehensive and more relevant search results.
New Zealand legal sources including New Zealand Statutes, case law and journals, legislation and commentary to precedents and news, as well as tax information.If the One Pass box appears while you are signing in, please click on the link "IP users click here to log in".


This web-based service allows you to search for the meaning of abbreviations for English language legal publications, from the British Isles, the Commonwealth and the United States. 



Access to NZ Statues with links via the Compendium to relevant case law, history, commentaries and other legislation. Provided by Lexis Nexis.
Shows the progress of Bills through Parliament.


An introduction to the New Zealand legal system.
The Commission undertakes systematic review, reform and development of New Zealand law.

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