121 Seniority of Supreme Court Judges

(1)

Supreme Court Judges are senior to—

(a)

Court of Appeal Judges; and

(b)

High Court Judges who are not Supreme Court Judges.

(2)

Supreme Court Judges (other than the Chief Justice) are senior to each other in order of date of appointment.

(3)

If 2 or more Supreme Court Judges (other than the Chief Justice) have the same date of appointment, then seniority among those Judges is determined as follows:

(a)

Judges who have been Court of Appeal Judges are senior to Judges who have not been Court of Appeal Judges:

(b)

Judges who have been Court of Appeal Judges have among themselves the seniority they would have if still Court of Appeal Judges:

(c)

Judges who have not been Court of Appeal Judges but have previously been High Court Judges have seniority among themselves according to their seniority as High Court Judges:

(d)

Judges who have not previously been High Court Judges but have previously held other judicial office in New Zealand are senior to Judges who have not previously held judicial office in New Zealand.

Compare: 2003 No 53 s 18(2)–(4)