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From: I Brown

Dear Ministry of Justice,

Please provide the following information:

1. The number of lawyers classified as junior prosecutor by Crown Law as at 1 July for the years 2017-2020
2. The number of lawyers classified as intermediate prosecutor by Crown Law as at 1 July for the years 2017-2020.
3. The number of lawyers classified as senior prosecutor by Crown Law as at 1 July for the years 2017-2020.
4. The number of lawyers classified as principal prosecutor by Crown Law as at 1 July for the years 2017-2020.
5. Please provide the above information in two ways:
a) The numbers at each level for the whole of New Zealand; and
b) The numbers at each level working in each court cluster as defined by Legal Aid.

For the avoidance of doubt, the above is not intended to include any lawyers employed by the New Zealand Police Prosecution Service. Nor is it intended to include lawyers on a Crown Panel but who are not employed as prosecutors by a Crown Solicitor's office or a government department.

Yours faithfully,

I Brown

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From: OIA@justice.govt.nz
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From: OIA@justice.govt.nz
Ministry of Justice

Kia ora,

Thank you for you Official Information Act request.

The Ministry of Justice does not hold the information you are requesting, under s14 of the Official Information Act 1982 we transfer your request to the Crown Law Office for response.

You will hear from Crown Law directly relating your request.

Nga mihi,

Ministrerial Relations and Services
Governance and Assurance
Strategy, Governance and Assurance
04 918 8800 | Ministry of Justice | Tāhū o te Ture www.justice.govt.nz

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Dear I Brown

We acknowledge receipt of your email of 26 November 2022 requesting information (transferred to Crown Law from the Ministry Justice on 2 December 2022).

Your email is being treated as a request for information under the Official Information Act 1982. In accordance with section 15 of the Official Information Act, a response to your request will be provided as soon as is reasonably practicable, and in any case within 20 working days of receipt of your request, i.e. by 20 January 2023.

Kind regards

Te Tari Ture o te Karauna Crown Law Office
19 Aitken Street | PO Box 2858 | Wellington 6011

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Attachment Tab 1 Crown Solicitors Terms of Office as at 1 January 2015.pdf
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Attachment Tab 2 Crown Solicitors Terms of Office as at 1 January 2020.pdf
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Attachment Tab 3 Certified scale of Crown Solicitors Fees effective from 1 August 1994.pdf
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Attachment Tab 4 Certified scale of Crown Solicitors Fees effective from 1 July 1999.pdf
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Attachment Tab 5 Certified scale of Crown Solicitors Fees effective from 1 July 2004.PDF.pdf
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Attachment Tab 6 Certified scale of Crown Solicitors Fees effective from 1 July 2009.pdf
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Tēnā koe

 

Please see attached letter from Philip Coffey.

 

Ngā mihi

 

Public Prosecution Unit

 

Te Tari Ture o te Karauna Crown Law Office

19 Aitken Street | PO Box 2858 | Wellington 6011

 

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Attachment 7139773 Response to OIA request Prosecutors classifications and fees.PDF.pdf
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Attachment Tab 1 Crown Solicitors Terms of Office as at 1 January 2015.pdf
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Attachment Tab 2 Crown Solicitors Terms of Office as at 1 January 2020.pdf
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Attachment Tab 3 Certified scale of Crown Solicitors Fees effective from 1 August 1994.pdf
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Attachment Tab 4 Certified scale of Crown Solicitors Fees effective from 1 July 1999.pdf
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Attachment Tab 5 Certified scale of Crown Solicitors Fees effective from 1 July 2004.PDF.pdf
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Attachment Tab 6 Certified scale of Crown Solicitors Fees effective from 1 July 2009.pdf
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Tçnâ koe, please see attached updated letter.  There was a mistake in
paragraph 1 – the date has been amended from 26 October 2022 to 26
November 2022.

 

Ngâ mihi

Public Prosecution Unit

 

 

 

From: Public Prosecution Unit - Crown Law
Sent: Monday, 19 December 2022 11:12 am
To: [FOI #21242 email]
Subject: Response to OIA request - Prosecutors classifications and fees
[CLO-Docs.OIA353.1]

 

Tçnâ koe

 

Please see attached letter from Philip Coffey.

 

Ngâ mihi

 

Public Prosecution Unit

 

Te Tari Ture o te Karauna Crown Law Office

19 Aitken Street | PO Box 2858 | Wellington 6011

 

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Confidentiality Notice: This email may contain information that is
confidential or legally privileged. If you have received it by mistake,
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(a) reply promptly to that effect, and remove this email and the reply
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From: I Brown

Dear Public Prosecution Unit - Crown Law,

Thank you for your reply, for which I am grateful. In reviewing the response, I note that the response relates to only Crown prosecutors. However, my request was for the overall number of lawyers classified at those levels, excluding PPS lawyers, not just for Crown prosecutors.

I understand that Crown Law also classifies departmental (and Police) prosecutors as well, in that departmental prosecutors send applications to Crown Law for determination of their classification as a prosecutor. If this is correct, I would be grateful if you could confirm whether my understanding is correct and if it is please provide the overall number of prosecutors according to those classifications, not just those working in Crown solicitor's offices.

Yours sincerely,

I Brown

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Dear I Brown

We acknowledge receipt of your email of 22 December requesting information.

Your email is being treated as a request for information under the Official Information Act 1982/Privacy Act 2020.  In accordance with section 15 of the Official Information Act, a response to your request will be provided as soon as is reasonably practicable, and in any case within 20 working days of receipt of your request, i.e. 10 February 2023.

Kind regards

Te Tari Ture o te Karauna Crown Law Office
19 Aitken Street | PO Box 2858 | Wellington 6011

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From: I Brown

Dear OIA,

Thank you for your reply. Please note that this is not a new OIA request, but rather I pointed out that I don't think that you have provided all of the information requested in your answer. I don't think that the 20 working days starts again, we are still under the old request.

Yours sincerely,

I Brown

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Tēnā koe,

 

We are currently working on your request regarding classifications of
prosecutors at government agencies, however in the interim I wanted to
clarify why we have treated it as a new request.

 

Your original request of 26 November 2022 for the number of lawyers
classified as junior, intermediate, senior and principal was understood to
only be about Crown prosecutors as only Crown prosecutors have those
classifications. Additionally your other request of the same date also
sought information related to Crown Solicitors and Crown prosecutors, that
being the Crown Solicitors Terms of Office and Crown Solicitor fee
information. This further indicated the interest was in Crown prosecutors.

 

Prosecutors at government agencies are separate. While there is a
classification framework that applies to these prosecutors, it is
different to what the Crown prosecutors have. The framework we have for
prosecutors at government agencies sets the classifications as Level 1, 2
and 3. More detail about classifications data of agency prosecutors will
be provided in the full response in due course.

 

Ngā mihi

Philip Coffey

 

Manager

Public Prosecutions Unit

Te Tari Ture o te Karauna | Crown Law Office

19 Aitken Street | PO Box 2858 | Wellington 6011

 

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From: I Brown

Dear Public Prosecution Unit - Crown Law,

Many thanks for your response. I am happy with that explanation and will await the information.

Yours sincerely,

I Brown

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