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Australian and New Zealand Conveyancing Reports (ANZ ConvR)

Coverage

Decisions, comments and articles relating to the sale of land and other land transactions such as leases, mortgages, options and easements. October 1978 onward.

Publisher

CCH New Zealand Ltd

Australian and New Zealand Equal Opportunity Cases (EOC)

Australian and New Zealand Insurance Cases (ANZ Insurance Cases)

Brookers Accident Compensation Reports (BACR)

Jurisdiction

Appeals relating to decision of the Accident Compensation Corporation from the District Court (Accident Compensation Appeals Authority), High Court and Court of Appeal;  1994 to 1997.

Publisher

Brookers

Note

The reports are contained in the loose-leaf series Brookers Accident Compensation in New Zealand ; later reports are included in NZAR.

Butterworths Company Reports (BCR)

Coverage

Commercial cases from the Privy Council, Court of Appeal and High Court. Covers decision handed down between 1970-1990.

Publisher

LexisNexis NZ

Note

Continued by MCLR from 1991.

Criminal Reports of New Zealand (CRNZ)

Coverage

Selected judgments dealing with criminal cases by the Court of Appeal and High Court, 1993 onward.

Publisher

Westlaw NZ

District Court Reports (DCR)

Coverage

Selected District Court judgments. Published under current title since 1980

Publisher

LexisNexis NZ

Note

Formerly MCD 1939-1979.

Employment Reports of New Zealand (ERNZ)

Coverage

Judgments from the Employment Court (formerly Labour Court), High Court, the Court of Appeal, Employment Tribunal, Equal Opportunities Tribunal, Complaints Review Tribunal. Published under this title since 1991.

Publisher

Brookers Ltd

Note

Continues from NZILR, published 1987-1990.

Environmental Law Reports of New Zealand (ELRNZ)

Coverage

Selected judgments relating to environmental law from the Environment Court, District Courts, High Court and Court of Appeal. 1996 onward.

Publisher

Brookers Ltd

Family Reports of New Zealand (FRNZ)

Coverage

Family law cases from the Court of Appeal, High Court, Family Court, Youth Court and District Court. Covers 1983 onward.

Publisher

Brookers Ltd

Fenton's Important Judgments

Coverage

Important decisions delivered in the Compensation Court and the Native Land Court 1866-1879.

Availability

Available online via NZLII

Publisher

Originally published by H.Brett, General Steam Printer under the direction of the Chief Judge, Native Land Court, 1879. Reprinted: Papakura [N.Z]: Southern Reprints, 1994.

Note

Francis Dart Fenton (1821-1898) was the Chief Judge of the Native Land Court from 1865-1881. In the early 1860s Fenton was also involved in drafting native land legislation in his role as an assistant in the Auckland Law Office and later as a Parliamentary Agent.

Gazette Law Reports (GLR)

Coverage

Selected judgments from the superior courts of the time (Court of Appeal and Supreme Court) and the Court of Arbitration. Published between 1898-1953.

Availability

Available online via NZLII

Publisher

Trade Auxiliary Company, Christchurch

Human Rights Reports of New Zealand (HRNZ)

Coverage

Selected judgments relating to human rights issues from the Privy Council, Court of Appeal, High Court, Employment Court and the Complaints Review Tribunal. Published from 1995 onward. Incorporates NZBORR, published 1990-1992.

Publisher

Brookers Ltd

Intellectual Property Reports (IPR)

Coverage

Decisions relating to copyright, patents, trademarks, designs, confidential information, passing-off, competition and trade practices from superior courts and tribunals of Australia. Also covers cases from the superior courts of New Zealand, Australia, UK, Honk Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, USA and Canada. Does not cover decisions of the New Zealand Copyright Tribunal or the New Zealand Commissioner of Patents, Trade Marks and Designs. Decisions from 1982 onward. Volume 1A covers significant older Australian and UK cases dating back to the 19th Century.

Publisher

LexisNexis Australia

Judgments etc. of the Abritration Court of New Zealand

Coverage

Published under this title between 1979-1986

Publisher

Department of Labour - Te Tahi Mari

Note

Continued from Judgments, etc. of the Industrial Court of New Zealand, 1976 -1977. Continued by NZILR, 1987-1990.

Judgments etc. of the Industrial Court of New Zealand

Coverage

Published under this title between 1976-1978.

Publisher

Department of Labour - Te Tahi Mari

Note

Continued by Judgments, etc. of the Arbitration Court of New Zealand 1987-1990 and successor series.

Magistrates' Court Decisions (MCD)

Coverage

Selected judgments of the Magistrates' Court. Published under this title 1939-1979.

Publisher

LexisNexis NZ

Note

Continued by DCR. This publication incorporated MCR from 1953.

Magistrates' Court Reports (MCR)

Coverage

Selected judgments of the Magistrates' Court. Published under this title 1906-1952.

Availability

available on NZLII

Publisher

Trade Auxiliary Company of New Zealand, Christchurch.

Note

Incorporated intoMCDfrom 1953.

Maori Appellate Court Decisions

Coverage

Decisions 1986-1996.

Publisher

Originally published by the Maori Land Court Division, Department of Justice; administration now transferred to the Ministry of Justice.

Morison's Company Law Reports (MCLR)

Coverage

Commercial cases from the Privy Council, Court of Appeal and High Court. Published between 1991-1994.

Publisher

LexisNexis NZ

Note

Published as BCR prior to 1991

New Zealand Accident Compensation Reports (NZACR)

Coverage

Decisions relating to the Accident Compensation Act 1972 and the Accident Compensation Act 1982, both of which are now repealed. Covers decisions of the Accident Compensation Appeal Authority, the High Court and Court of Appeal. Published between 1981-1984.

Publisher

Accident Compensation Corporation (formerly the Accident Compensation Commission)

New Zealand Administrative Reports (NZAR)

Coverage

Includes decisions of the Accident Compensation Appeal Authority, Commerce Commission, Copyright Tribunal, Indecent Publications Tribunal, Legal Aid Appeal Authority, Licensing Control Commission, Overtime and Shift work Recognition Authority, Social Security Appeal Authority, Appeals to the Supreme Court (Administrative Division). 1976 onward.

Publisher

LexisNexis NZ

New Zealand Bill of Rights Reports (NZBORR)

Coverage

Selected judgments relating to human rights issues from the Court of Appeal, High Court, District Court. Published between 1990-1992.

Publisher

Oxford University Press, Auckland.

Note

Now incorporated into HRNZ

New Zealand Business Law Cases (NZBLC)

Coverage

Business law cases decided in the Privy Council, Court of Appeal and High Court from 1984 onward. Also contains Commerce Commission decisions 1987-1991.

Publisher

CCH New Zealand Ltd

Note

Recent reports are in volume 2 of the loose-leaf New Zealand Business Law Guide.

New Zealand Company Law Cases (NZCLC)

Coverage

Company law cases decided in the Privy Council, Court of Appeal and High Court. Covers from 1981 onward.

Publisher

CCH New Zealand Ltd

Note

Recent reports are in the loose-leaf New Zealand Company Law and Practice

New Zealand Conveyancing and Property Reports (NZCPR)

Coverage

Commercial cases from the Privy Council, Court of Appeal and High Court. Covers decision from the Court of Appeal and High Court 1978-1986. Volume 1 includes a supplement section covering older cases decided between 1959-1977.

Publisher

LexisNexis NZ

New Zealand Conveyancing Law Cases (NZ ConvC)

Coverage

Conveyancing law cases decided in the Privy Council, Court of Appeal and High Court. 1989 onward.

Publisher

CCH New Zealand Ltd

Note

Recent reports are in volume 2 of the loose-leaf New Zealand Conveyancing Law and Practice.

New Zealand Employment Law Cases (NZELC)

Coverage

Employment law cases decided in the High Court, District Court, Employment Court, Employment Tribunal and the Complaints Review Tribunal. 1986 onward.

Publisher

CCH New Zealand Ltd

New Zealand Family Law Reports (NZFLR)

Coverage

Family law cases from the Privy Council, Court of Appeal, High Court, Family Court, Youth Court and District Court, 1981 onward.

Publisher

LexisNexis NZ

New Zealand Industrial Law Reports (NZILR)

Coverage

Judgments of the Arbitration Court (called Labour Court from August 1987), Court of Appeal, Aircrew Industrial Tribunal..

Publisher

Department of Labour

Note

Continued from Judgments, etc. of the Arbitration Court of New Zealand , published 1979-1986.Published under this title 1987-1990. Continued by ERNZ since 1991

New Zealand Intellectual Property Reports (NZIPR)

Coverage

Intellectual property cases decided by Court of Appeal; High Court; and the Commissioners of Trade Marks and Patents in their judicial capacity. 1967-1987.

Publisher

LexisNexis NZ

New Zealand Jurist Reports(NZ Jur) and New Zealand Jurist (New Series) (NZ Jur (NS)

Coverage

Decisions of the then Supreme Court (1800s version) and Court of Appeal, for the period 1874-1879; also mining law decisions. New Zealand Jurist: NZ Jur, covers the period 874-76 and New Zealand Jurist New Series: NZ Jur (NS), covers the period 1875-1879.

Note

Also includes articles and legal news

New Zealand Law Reports (NZLR)

Coverage

Civil and criminal cases of the Privy Council, Court of Appeal, High Court judgments and Court Marital Appeal Court judgments. 1883 onward.

Publisher

LexisNexis NZ

New Zealand Privy Council Cases (NZPCC)

Coverage

Appeals from New Zealand Courts determined by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council between 1840-1932. Published in 1938.

Publisher

LexisNexis NZ

New Zealand Resource Management Appeals (NZRMA)

Coverage

Decisions of the Court of Appeal, High Court, District Court, Environment Court/Planning Tribunal. 1990 onward.

Publisher

LexisNexis NZ

Note

Continues from NZTPA

New Zealand Tax Cases (NZTC)

Coverage

New Zealand tax, estate duty and gift duty cases from the High Court, Court of Appeal, Privy Council, Taxation Board of Review and the Taxation Review Authority. 1973 onward.

Publisher

CCH New Zealand Ltd

New Zealand Town and Country Planning Appeals (NZTCPA)

Coverage

Decisions of the Town and Country Planning Appeal Board, 1955-1970.

Publisher

LexisNexis NZ

Note

Continued by NZTPA (1971-1989)

New Zealand Town Planning Appeals (NZTPA)

Coverage

Decisions of the Court of Appeal, High Court, District Court, Planning Tribunal/Town and Country Planning Appeal Board, 1971-1989.

Publisher

LexisNexis NZ

Note

Continues from NZTCPA (1955-1971). Continued by NZRMA 1990 onwards.

Procedure Reports of New Zealand (PRNZ)

Coverage

Procedure cases from the superior courts (Privy Council, Court of Appeal, High Court), 1983 onward

Publisher

Brookers Ltd

Tai Whati: judicial decisions affecting Maori and Maori land

Coverage

Judicial decisions affecting Maori Land from various courts and tribunals for the period 1958-1985

Publisher

Originally published by the Department of Maori Affairs (now defunct)

Tax Reports New Zealand (TRNZ)

Coverage

Tax cases decided by the Privy Council, Court of Appeal, High Court and the Taxation Review Authority, 1975 onward.

Publisher

LexisNexis NZ

Trade and Competition Law Reports (TCLR)

Coverage

Cases relating to trade practices, intellectual property and other cases based on commercial law statutes from the Privy Council, Court of Appeal and High Court. 1978 onward.

Publisher

Brookers Ltd