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COVID-19 Updates


Please refer to this page as needed - we will post updates as soon as we are able when they come to hand.


23 March 2020, 6.25pm

Following the Prime Minister's announcement of increased COVIID-19 alert levels, the Chief Justice has just released this statement.

23 March 2020, 3.30pm:

Kia ora everyone,

We know you are all anxious following the Prime Ministers announcement today. The Criminal Bar Association, the New Zealand Bar Association and the New Zealand Law Society met today (by Zoom) and immediately discussed both the consequences of today’s announcement, and the clear feedback you have given us.  We have sent a joint communication to the Chief Justice seeking clarity and a further response on court protocols. We will update you as soon as we have received a response.

In the meantime, wash your hands, stay safe and stay home if you can. 

Len Andersen QC



22 March 2020, 5.30pm

UPDATE FROM THE CHIEF JUSTICE - click here for letter