New Zealand Law Reports

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New Zealand Law Reports (NZLR)
New Zealand Law Reports.jpg
Selected NZLR volumes at a law library.
Author Bernard Robertson (ed.)
Country New Zealand New Zealand
Language English
Subject Law Report
Publisher LexisNexis New Zealand Ltd., a division of LexisNexis
Publication date
1861 (1861)
Media type Print / Online
LC Class KG341.N4

The New Zealand Law Reports (NZLR) are the official law report series of the superior courts of New Zealand comprising the Supreme Court of New Zealand, Court of Appeal of New Zealand and High Court of New Zealand.[1]

Content[edit]

All Supreme Court decisions are reported with the argument of counsel.[2] The reports do not focus on any specialist area of New Zealand law, unlike other specialist reports such as the Criminal Reports of New Zealand (CRNZ) and the Family Reports of New Zealand (FRNZ) - child and family law).

Publication[edit]

The New Zealand Council of Law Reporting (NZCLR) is an incorporated body charged with overseeing the publication of the NZLR. The NZLR is currently published for the Council by LexisNexis New Zealand Ltd.[3]

The reports started in 1881 but complete sets have been deemed to start at 1861 and include a number of prior series. The reports are published both in print and online, being released in 18 parts over the year. These parts then make up 3 bound volumes of 864 pages annually.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Zealand Law Style Guide (2nd ed.). Wellington: Thomson Reuters. 2011. pp. para 3.1(a)(1). ISBN 978-0-86472-744-2. 
  2. ^ "New Zealand Law Reports". LexisNexis New Zealand Limited. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "New Zealand Law Reports". LexisNexis New Zealand Limited. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "New Zealand Law Reports". LexisNexis New Zealand Limited. Retrieved 18 May 2013.