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Westlaw New Zealand Guide - How to find and search case law

Last Published: June 12, 2024

This guide outlines how to find case law by case citation, case title, citing legislation or by judicial definition. This guide also outlines different search methods using key words.

  • Find a case using the case citation
  • Find a case by title or party name 
  • Find cases which cite a section of legislation 
  • Find cases which judicially considers a word or phrase 
  • Search cases using Plain Language 
  • Search cases using Terms and Connectors 
  • Build your search using “Find documents that have” in the cases advanced search template.
  • Sort search results
  • Refine search results

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