This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Official Information request 'Statistics of how many civil restraint orders been granted/filed/dismissed by the family court since 2010 to prevent meritless cases ?'.

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5 July 2021 
Zane Collins 
[FYI request #15679 email] 
Tēnā koe 
Official Information Act 1982 request 
Thank you for your Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) request of 4 June 2021 to the Ministry of 
Justice regarding civil restraint orders. Specifically, your request was: 
“…how many CIVIL RESTRAINT ORDERS been granted by the family court since 2010 TO 
PREVENT MERITLESS CASES and pursuant to which Act were they granted ? 
I want to know the total number per year filed / dismissed / granted from 2010 to 2020 / per 
gender and per court location.” 

In response to your request, I can advise no applications for civil restraint orders, to prevent 
unwarranted or meritless cases, have been filed in the Family Court since 2010. 
If you require any clarification of the information contained in this response please contact Alison 
Horwood, Media Manager, Media and External Relations, by calling (04) 918 8836; or emailing 
[email address]  
If you are not satisfied with this response, you have the right to complain to the Ombudsman under 
section 28(3) of the OIA. You can contact the Office of the Ombudsman by writing to PO Box 10152, 
Wellington 6143; calling 0800 802 602; or emailing [email address] 
Nāku noa, nā 
Jacquelyn Shannon 
Group Manager, Courts and Tribunals, Regional Service Delivery