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Acknowledgements

The Law Commission is grateful to all those who have assisted during the course of this project. In particular, we acknowledge the generous contribution of time and expertise from our independent reviewers:

An important feature of our Report is the draft Administration of Justice (Reform of Contempt of Court) Bill prepared by Ian Jamieson of the Office of Parliamentary Counsel. We are particularly grateful to Mr Jamieson and the Office for its assistance.

The Commissioner responsible for this reference is Douglas White. The legal and policy advisers for this Report were Jo Dinsdale, Simon Lamain and Kristen Ross.

We acknowledge also the valuable contribution made to this reference by former Law Commissioner Judge Peter Boshier and by former legal and policy advisers Cate Honoré Brett, Tania Chin and Lecretia Seales.

Lecretia Seales

Until her death in 2015 Lecretia was the senior legal and policy adviser responsible for the Review of the Law of Contempt reference. Lecretia was an outstanding senior adviser at the Commission who made a real contribution to law reform in New Zealand. We wish to acknowledge her significant contribution to this reference. Her professionalism, commitment and caring personality is greatly missed at the Commission.