About the Practical Guidance
District Court Litigation module
With new District Courts Rules changing the landscape of civil procedure in New Zealand, our latest module District Court Litigation is your go-to solution for understanding what the new legislation means for you.
You can rely on this trusted, comprehensive and up-to-date resource which addresses key topic areas to navigate you through the minefield of legislative and procedural changes.
Our easy to interpret overviews, guidance notes, checklists, precedents, forms, cases, commentary and legislation allow you to hit the ground running, giving you knowledge of how to apply the new legislation, relevant to you.
The only resource of its kind, this module is authored by an expert with a practical perspective that will help you understand the new Rules.
Whether you are looking for a resource to help you understand your new responsibilities, or you are considering moving into this growing area of law, you can get fast, easy and trusted information with Practical Guidance - District Court Litigation.
- 8 topics
- 17 subtopics with overviews
- 60 guidance notes
- 30+ forms and precedents
- 2 checklists
- Toolkit (including cost calculator)
- Latest Legal Updates
- Before commencing proceedings
- Claim procedure
- Case management
- Discovery, inspection and interrogatories
- Evidence and expert
- District Courts Practice (Civil) (NZ)
- Sim's Court Practice (NZ)
- Cross on Evidence (NZ)
- New Zealand Forms and Precedents
- New Zealand Law Reports
- District Court Reports
- New Zealand Procedural Cases
- Unreported Judgments
- New Zealand Statutes
- New Zealand Regulations
- Laws of New Zealand
Jaesen Sumner - Partner
Ford Sumner Lawyers, Wellington
Area of expertise
Litigation, Dispute Resolution, Insolvency
Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts, LEADR Accredited Mediator
A founding partner of Ford Sumner, Jaesen has practiced in litigation, dispute resolution, employment, planning and compliance and related areas for nearly 17 years representing a range of local and international clients, both private and public.
Creditor's remedies and commercial insolvency comprise a significant part of Jaesen's practice. Jaesen has extensive experience in debt recovery, including numerous proceedings against individuals and companies (summary judgment or standard) throughout New Zealand. He has pursued matters to judgment and enforcement with attachment and charging orders and/or bankruptcy/liquidation proceedings. He has appeared in the District Court, High Court and Court of Appeal.
Jaesen is an active member of the NZ Credit and Finance Institute and the Insolvency Special Interest Group (Insol). Jaesen is also the Chairman of Old Boys University Rugby Football Club in Wellington.
Judge B A Gibson - District Court Judge Auckland
About Judge Gibson
Judge Gibson was appointed to the District Court in 2010 to sit at Auckland. He is a member of the Rules Committee and a member of the District Court sub-committee tasked with reviewing the District Court Rules 2009, which review has led to the new rules.
He is currently the Chairman of the Civil Committee of the District Court. As a practitioner he had extensive experience in civil litigation at all levels and was a lecturer in civil procedure at the Law Faculty at Victoria University.