Case Law is the collective term for decisions or judgments issued by judges on cases they hear in court. Case law incorporates courts' decisions from individual cases and encompasses courts' interpretations of statutes, constitutional provisions and regulations.
New Zealand Case Law
Judgments record the outcome of a case, and the original version issued by the court is known as an unreported judgment or decision.
Some cases are then reported, or published in a report. Decisions are generally only reported if they are considered to be significant or to make an important contribution to the law.
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The following provides a summary listing of important major cases and principles established by Case Law (along with others, this material in particular is likely examinable at interview):
Case Law by Name
Case Law by Issue