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Non-party disclosure can be a powerful tool in a Criminal lawyer’s armoury, but it is used less often than it could, or should, be. This On Demand seminar explores the ins and outs of the application, including the legal basis, timing, procedure, hearing, outcome, utility and key case law.

With non-party, prosecution and defence perspectives and judicial insights, this session is a must-view for all Criminal practitioners including youth advocates.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Receive guidance on when and how non-party disclosure can be pursued.
  • Gain a better understanding of the need for and definition of ‘relevance’ in relation to an application, and implications for the Court/progression of a case.
  • Gain insights into the use of non-party disclosure by the Police and the Crown’s position on defence applications.
  • Receive practical guidance on how defence can use the information once disclosure is obtained/implications for case preparation. 

Who should view?

All those practising in Criminal law including youth advocates.

Order timeframe

Access details will be delivered via email within 15 minutes.


Chris Holdaway
Senior Solicitor
Ministry of Social Development

Chris is a senior solicitor employed, as of 1 April 2017 by “The Ministry of Social Development and Ministry of Vulnerable Children Oranga Tamariki Shared Legal Services”.  This belies the fact that his role for the last 20 years, and still, has been as counsel for the principle state Child Protection Agency in its various incarnations over the years. His primary focus is on Family Court litigation and Youth Justice advice, but the role has also involved representation in non-party disclosure applications since the commencement of the Criminal Disclosure Act, and equivalent applications before then.

Gareth Kayes
Kayes Fletcher Walker Limited

Gareth is a director of Kayes Fletcher Walker, the office of the Manukau Crown Solicitor.  He is an experienced criminal lawyer focusing on serious crime in both the High Court and District Court.

Following his admission to the bar in 2000, Gareth clerked for the Chief Justice and then worked at the Law Commission. After completing two Masters degrees at the University of Oxford, he worked in civil litigation at Gilbert Walker. In 2008, Gareth moved to Meredith Connell, later becoming an Associate and senior Crown prosecutor.

In June 2014, Gareth left Meredith Connell to establish Kayes Fletcher Walker

Belinda Sellars
22 Lorne Chambers

Belinda is an Auckland Barrister specialising in all aspects of Criminal Law.  She is a member of 22 Lorne Chambers Auckland.

Belinda has been practising law for 23 years. She moved to the Bar in 2009.  She has a background in both commercial and criminal litigation.  Belinda was part of the original Public Defence Service pilot, prior to that she worked as a senior solicitor in a large Auckland law firm practising in general commercial litigation.

Belinda regularly appears in courts at all levels.  She has been a member of the executive committee of the Criminal Bar Association for the last 4 years.


His Honour Judge Hinton