London – September 2020 – A new collection of New Zealand case law, including superior court cases and a range of tribunals, is now available to researchers around the world on the AI-powered legal research platform, vLex Justis.
This is the first time an up-to-date and extensive collection of New Zealand case law can be accessed on a global service alongside those from the UK and other key common law jurisdictions, making this an essential resource for legal research in New Zealand, while enhancing the platform’s international and comparative research capabilities.
The new collection of New Zealand case law includes over 40,000 cases from the superior courts, including all decisions of the Supreme Court of New Zealand since it was established in 2004, Court of Appeal cases from 2003, and High Court cases from 2005.
Decisions from a range of tribunals are also included in this new collection, including the Disputes Tribunal, the Immigration Advisers Complaints & Disciplinary Tribunal, the Real Estate Agents Disciplinary Tribunal, and more.
The inclusion of editorially curated cases from The Law Report of New Zealand, with the addition of headnotes and summaries, ensures that more information about the important decisions from the higher courts of New Zealand is available for research.
Masoud Gerami, Managing Director of vLex Global Markets, discussed the importance of this new offering of New Zealand law:
“The importance of the laws of New Zealand for researchers around the world is highlighted by the popularity of The Law Report collection, which we have offered for several years. Following the launch of vLex Justis earlier this year, expanding our coverage of New Zealand law was a high priority for vLex, and we’re excited to make such an extensive collection available.”
Accessing this new collection on vLex Justis will enable researchers to benefit from a range of intuitive and powerful search and analysis tools. Unique visualisation features such as the Precedent Map will help researchers go beyond lists of citing and cited cases and will help to identify the strongest relationships between cases at speed.
Other features now available as part of this update include Key Passages which display the most commonly cited passages from a case so that researchers can quickly determine how it has been subsequently cited, and whether it might need closer attention.
Vincent, an AI-powered legal research assistant which combines human-like searching with machine speed, will also be made available for our New Zealand legal information collections later this year.
For more details about the New Zealand Core Collection available from vLex, and to discover the new content sign up for a free 7-day trial of vLex Justis.
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