Submissions were received in response to both issues papers.
In this Report, the Commission considers the feedback received from submitters and in consultation meetings, and makes recommendations on the matters discussed in both Issues Paper 21 and Issues Paper 29. A list of submitters who responded to one or both of the issues papers is included as Appendix 2.
Over the course of the review, the Commission met with practitioners, judges, officials, representatives from the New Zealand Centre for Public Law and other academics, and held a South Island Civil Justice Forum in conjunction with the Otago University Legal Issues Centre, to whom we are very grateful. The Forum provided us with an opportunity to consult more widely than would otherwise have been possible.
We are also grateful to Russell McVeagh for hosting an evening seminar to discuss the Commission’s preliminary proposals.