The Court of Appeal sits in Wellington, and very occasionally, travels to other centres.
Most cases are dealt with in Wellington before three Judges of the Court of Appeal but more important cases come before a full Bench of the Court of Appeal comprising five Court of Appeal Judges.
Only the most important cases get to the Court of Appeal.
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COURT OF APPEAL
The Court of Appeal, located in Wellington, is the highest level of Court based in New Zealand.
It has existed as a separate Court since 1862, but until 1957 it was composed of Judges of the Supreme Court sitting periodically in panels.
In 1957 the Court of Appeal was reconstituted as a permanent Court separate from the Supreme Court.
The President and six other permanent appellate constitute the full-time working membership of the Court.
The Court sits in panels of five Judges and three Jud
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