Contents

Chapter 9
Some judicial powers

Introduction

9.1In chapter 5 of Issues Paper 29,108  we looked at, and made provisional proposals in respect of, two judicial powers:

9.2While the first of these attracted little comment, the latter proved to be one of the more controversial aspects of Issues Paper 29. Accordingly, the majority of this chapter is devoted to “wasted costs” orders, although we first deal briefly with (what we call) “statutory contempt”.

108Law Commission Review of the Judicature Act 1908: Towards a consolidated Courts Act (NZLC IP29, 2012).
109At [5.5]-[5.23].
110At [5.24]-[5.45].