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Appendix 5
List of recommendations

Chapter 1 – A consolidated Courts Act

R1 The District Courts Act 1947, the Judicature Act 1908 and the Supreme Court Act 2003 should be consolidated into a modern, clear, unitary Courts Act, with the existing jurisdiction of the courts under those Acts specifically continued.

R2 If R1 is not accepted, as an alternative the District Courts Act 1947 should remain in effect, with revisions, but the Judicature Act 1908 and the Supreme Court Act 2003 should be consolidated into a Senior Courts Act, with the existing jurisdiction of the courts under those Acts specifically continued.

R3 If there is a Senior Courts Bill and a District Courts Amendment Bill, they should be treated as cognate Bills and dealt with together.

R4 New legislation should refer to “senior” courts, “District” courts and other named courts, rather than “superior” and “inferior” courts.