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New Zealand case law

Access an extensive collection of New Zealand judgments, with over 45,000 full-text cases, alongside a collection of international case law, legislation, books, journals, news, and legal commentary.

A unique collection

This collection of New Zealand material includes all decisions of the Supreme Court of New Zealand since it was established in 2004, Court of Appeal cases from 2003, and High Court cases from 2005. Decisions from a range of tribunals are also included in this new collection, including the Disputes Tribunal, the Immigration Advisers Complaints & Disciplinary Tribunal, the Real Estate Agents Disciplinary Tribunal, and more.

Updated weekly, the vLex New Zealand collection offers both reported and unreported judgments, including exclusive cases from The Law Report, which contains important decisions of the higher courts across all major practice areas. The Law Report brings headnotes and summaries to its collection of cases which began in 2010.

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Coverage overview


  • An extensive collection of New Zealand judgments
  • Exclusive cases from The Law Report
  • Updated daily, covering reported and unreported cases
  • Judgments directly sourced New Zealand courts and tribunals
  • News and legal commentary
  • Indexed content from over 100 providers, both free and commercial
  • Selection of blogs covering New Zealand law

New Zealand courts


  • Supreme Court
  • Court of Appeal
  • High Court
  • Employment Court
  • District Court
  • Family Court
  • Environment Court
  • Copyright Tribunal
  • Disputes Tribunal
  • Human Rights Review Tribunal
  • Immigration Advisers Complaints & Disciplinary Tribunal
  • Lawyers and Conveyancers’ Disciplinary Tribunal
  • Legal Complaints Review Officer
  • Real Estate Agents Disciplinary Tribunal
  • Review Authority
  • Social Security Appeal Authority
  • Taxation Review Authority
  • Weathertight Homes Tribunal