Paul Rodney Hansen v The Queen
Hansen V R Sc 58/2005 [24 November 2005]
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF NEW ZEALAND
 NZSC 74
Court: Elias CJ and Gault
Counsel: S Vidal for Applicant
J C Pike for Respondent
Judgment: 24 November 2005
JUDGMENT OF THE
The application for leave to appeal is granted.
 Leave to appeal is granted. The approved ground, in terms of Rule 29, is whether the Court of Appeal was correct to hold that s6(6) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 imposes a legal burden of proof on the balance of probabilities (as held by the Court of Appeal in R v Phillips).1
Berry and Co, Queenstown for Applicant
Crown Law Office, Wellington
1  3 NZLR 175.