Stephen Dudley Case: No appeal or review of discharge
26 August 2014
MEDIA STATEMENT: SOLICITOR-GENERAL
STEPHEN DUDLEY CASE: REQUEST TO APPEAL DISCHARGE WITHOUT
CONVICTION ENTERED IN THE HIGH COURT AT AUCKLAND ON 7 AUGUST
2014 IN R VM  NZHC 1848
On 8 August 2014 Crown Law
received a request from the office of the Auckland Crown
Solicitor to consider a Crown appeal against the discharge
without conviction entered in respect of M in the High Court
at Auckland on 7 August 2014, by Her Honour Justice
Winkelmann. This statement is made in light of the
significant degree of public and media comment generated as
a result of the decision.
The Deputy Solicitor-General has
carefully considered the facts and the relevant legislative
provisions and has determined that in this particular case
there is no jurisdiction to appeal or review the Judge’s
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