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The Court of Appeal has expressed interest in revisiting the main principles underlying the Sentencing Act 2002, which requires lawyers to probe whether developed practices such as guideline judgments are proper.

This On Demand seminar examines the potential arguments that arise under the Sentencing Act to challenge the high rates of imprisonment in New Zealand. Are the sentencing levels correct? What are some of the innovative sentencing arguments you could make?

We also focus on the Court of Appeal judgment in Zhang v The Queen which focuses on sentencing in methamphetamine cases. 

Learning outcomes

  • Gain a better understanding of the statistics and whether the guideline judgments are proper.
  • Receive practical tips on innovative arguments that could be made with regard to sentencing.
  • Find out about the approach to methamphetamine sentencing in light of the Zhang judgment.

Who should view?

All lawyers practicing in criminal law and those with an interest in aspects of sentencing.


Order timeframe

Access details will be delivered via email within 15 minutes.


Julie-Anne Kincade

Kris Gledhill


Her Honour Judge Johns