Imogen Leigh v Roy Owston [2016] NZFC 4632

Published 08 September 2016

Application for rehearing — breach of natural justice — New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990, s 27(1) — care of children — Care of Children Act 2004. Mother’s application for a rehearing was dismissed as no miscarriage of justice had been established. The Judge was not satisfied that rules of natural justice (confirmed in s 27(1) of NZBORA) had been breached. The issue of costs could not be considered in isolation given that the parties had been “totally embroiled in litigation”. Judgment Date: 9 June 2016. * * * Note: names have been changed to comply with legal requirements. * * *