Wed 16 November | 1:00PM - 2:00PM | At your desk or on your portable device


For the year 1 June 2015 to 30 May 2016 476 applications for limited licences were processed through the Auckland Central Prosecution office. With insights from counsel and ‘gatekeeper’ respectively, this webinar will provide timely coverage of this key (and growing) area for criminal lawyers and general practitioners alike. 

Learning Outcomes

In respect of limited licences:

  • Attain a better understanding of the legal criteria for making an Application, the time restrictions and timeframes involved.
  • Become better apprised of the process involved.
  • Receive practical guidance for drafting an Order that the Court is more likely to grant, and gain insights into what happens after a Court Order is made.
  • Receive Precedent Documentation including post-Order Documentation and Instructions for liaison with the AA/LTSA so as to enable the client to actually obtain the Limited licence. 
  • Gain insights into the Police view of such applications, and the basis for any opposition.
  • Attain a better understanding of how to seek various amendments, should circumstances require. 

Who should attend?

Criminal lawyers and general practitioners who receive instructions on these matters.


Steve Cullen

Steve Cullen has been assisting clients in Criminal and Traffic matters for 30 years. His experience includes:

TRAFFIC: Excess Breath/Blood Alcohol; Drug Impaired Driving; 106 Applications, Speeding/Boy racing type charges; Careless, Reckless, Dangerous driving offences (with and without Injury and Death); and Limited licences. 

CRIMINAL: the full gamut of Criminal offending including 10 Murder Trials, (6 as Lead Counsel), Drug Importation/Supply, Fraud, Robbery, Assaults and one of New Zealand’s biggest Arson cases.  

He has held various positions on Auckland District Law Society subcommittees, including the Legal Services Subcommittee, the Criminal Law Committee, and the Legal Aid Committee as well as assisting occasionally with the New Zealand Law Society Duty Solicitor Training programme. He has been an elected committee member of the Criminal Bar Association. He has been invited to conduct Drink Driving Seminars by the Lexis Nexis team. He has been in the past been appointed by the Auckland District Law Society as an approved Media spokesman on behalf of the Society and the profession. He appeared from time to time on television as a guest commentator on  Flipside and Fair Go. 

Sergeant Ian Horsley
Senior Prosecutor
Police Prosecution Service
New Zealand Police

Sergeant Ian Horsley joined the Police in 1981 and has worked in the central Auckland area in varied roles including sectional work, CIB and waterborne activities during two America’s Cup challenges.

He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 1990 and joined the Auckland prosecution section in 1999.

In his role in prosecutions he primarily deals with traffic matters and vets all limited licence applications for the Auckland District Court.

Sergeant Horsley comes from a family of lawyers. His late father was a Barrister and Solicitor along with his father’s brother who practiced in the family business in Wanganui. On his mother’s side an ancestor, Sir James Prendergast, was the 3rd Chief Justice of New Zealand.