The Grand Jury of New Zealand

3 Pages Posted: 22 Jul 2018

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Greg Taylor

University of Adelaide - School of Law; University of Marburg; RMIT University - Graduate School of Business and Law

Date Written: July 18, 2018

Abstract

Little is remembered of the grand jury of New Zealand nowadays, but it existed within living memory – after 118 years of operation starting in 1844, the last grand jury sat in Gisborne on 28 November 1961. As late as July 1961 a grand jury in Hamilton refused to permit a prosecution against an electricity worker for failing to provide the necessary safety equipment and thereby causing the death of a worker.

Keywords: Grand Jury, New Zealand law

JEL Classification: K1

Suggested Citation

Taylor, Greg, The Grand Jury of New Zealand (July 18, 2018). LAWTALK 9 19 · July 2018; U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper No. 2018-62. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3216299

Greg Taylor (Contact Author)

University of Adelaide - School of Law ( email )

Ligertwood Building
Adelaide 5005, South Australia SA 5005
Australia

University of Marburg ( email )

Universitätsstrasse 24
Marburg, D-35032
Germany

RMIT University - Graduate School of Business and Law ( email )

Melbourne
Australia

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