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Appointment of Acting Crown Solicitor, Auckland

Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 4:22 pm | Solicitor General

The Solicitor-General has today appointed Brian Dickey to act as the interim Crown Solicitor in the Auckland warrant region until permanent appointments are made to the new Manukau and Auckland warrant positions. Mr Dickey is a senior criminal partner ... More >>

R V Murnane, Leason and Land: (Waihopai Damage)

Wednesday, 7 April 2010, 4:28 pm | Solicitor General

The Solicitor-General has concluded that the Crown cannot appeal the jury’s verdicts acquitting the three persons accused of causing intentional damage to the Waihopai satellite dish cover. More >>

Solicitor-General’s Waihopai Press Statement

Thursday, 18 March 2010, 12:41 pm | Solicitor General

The trial Judge reserved a question of law relating to the offence of “claim of right”. The question was reserved pursuant to s 380 of the Crimes Act 1961. This is the only mechanism which permits a Crown appeal following an acquittal. The Crown ... More >>

Solicitor-General's Statement on Blogger Whaleoil

Thursday, 14 January 2010, 4:57 pm | Solicitor General

The Solicitor-General has a constitutional responsibility for bringing contempt proceedings. By contrast the Police have the primary responsibility for bringing criminal proceedings, including criminal charges for breach of suppression orders under the Criminal Justice ... More >>

Media Statement: Solicitor-General

Thursday, 8 November 2007, 5:29 pm | Solicitor General

Decision of the Solicitor-General in Relation to the Prosecution of People under the Terrorism Suppression Act 2002 ("Operation 8") More >>

Decision in Relation to the Retrial of David Bain

Friday, 22 June 2007, 3:52 pm | Solicitor General

I have determined that it is appropriate that the retrial of Mr Bain continues as ordered by the Privy Council. More >>