The arrangements under the Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010 (Cth) makes the process for resolving civil disputes with people in New Zealand simple, cheaper
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This document provides information on options for service of documents overseas including Hague Service Convention, Bilateral treaties with other countries, Diplomatic Channels and Private process servers, local agents and via post.
This document provides information on options for service of foreign documents in Australia including Hague Service Convention, Bilateral treaties with other countries, Diplomatic Channels and Private process servers.
There are a number of ways in which a foreign court may obtain evidence in Australia for use in proceedings before that court.
This document provides a summary of certain provisions of the Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010 (the Act). This document is for information only. It should not be relied on as an accurate statement of the law. We recommend that you read the Act in its entirety and seek legal advice where appropriate.
From 11 October 2013 you can ask the court for permission to require someone in New Zealand to give evidence in criminal proceedings before an Australian court (you can already do this in civil proceedings).
From 11 October 2013, there is a streamlined process for registering and enforcing civil court judgments across the Tasman.
From 11 October 2013, you can start civil court proceedings in Australia without having to get a court’s permission to serve the documents on a person located in New Zealand
From 11 October 2013, if you are involved in a New Zealand court case you and your lawyer can ask the New Zealand court for permission to appear before it remotely from Australia. A remote appearance can be by an audio or audio visual link.
If a court case has been filed against you in New Zealand, you can apply to the New Zealand court to have the case ‘stayed’ (suspended) if you believe it would be more appropriate to have the case heard in Australia.
In December 2006, the Trans-Tasman Working Group on Court Proceedings and Regulatory Enforcement delivered their final report. The report make ten recommendations detailing how the legal framework for resolving civil disputes with a trans-Tasman element might be improved.
The Trans-Tasman Working Group on Court Proceedings and Regulatory Enforcement produced a discussion paper in August 2005 which invited submissions on the issues within the Working Group’s Terms of Reference.