CourtKeys.com
Promoting access to justice in New Zealand

This is a free legal resource that describes how civil problems can be resolved in New Zealand. There is information about Courts and Tribunals, how claims can be brought before them and the processes they follow to resolve those claims. There is also information about using lawyers, legal costs, evidence, template forms and case examples. You can access information on this website by using the menu or the search function at the top of every page.

Estimates of costs to take different kinds of cases to trial are now available here. There are explanations of how the estimates are arrived at and schedules for calculating costs not included in an estimate. There is often a difference between the actual amount of costs you have to pay to your lawyer and the… Read More

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We have made changes to this website to improve accessibility, especially for mobile users. The mobile version of this site has been shifted onto a new platform, and the look and feel of that version has been changed. Mobile users should now be able to navigate the website more easily using an improved menu, and… Read More

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We are aware of two issues for users of our mobile site. They are to do with displaying our main menu and displaying tables embedded in some pages. We are working to resolve these. Thank you for your feedback and for your patience!

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Exhibits used in the Disputes Tribunal case study, Dillon v PB Technologies, are now available on the examples page.

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16 new template forms have just been uploaded to the ‘Templates‘ page. They relate to High Court proceedings to liquidate companies. There is a statutory demand, affidavits of service, a statement of claim, notices of proceeding, an advertisement, letters to advertisers, a statement as to advertising, liquidators’ consents and certificates, a memorandum of costs, a certificate… Read More

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CourtKeys.com now includes an example of a statement of claim. The example is for a High Court proceeding and can be found on the ‘examples’ page. See the page on ‘statements of claim’ for more information about these documents. Templates can be found under ‘resources’.

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