Judicial review of name suppression decision

Nikki Pender acted for Kimberley Cosci, a young woman who applied for judicial review to lift suppression of her and her abuser’s names. In a District Court case in 2016 the abuser pleaded guilty to two charges of indecently assaulting a child under 12 and was sentenced to nine months’ home detention. He was also granted permanent name suppression. Upset with the ruling, Kimberley sought advice. Nikki Pender, who has worked on similar cases previously, successfully argued that both name suppression orders should be quashed. Kimberley was then able to tell her story. Read the NZ Herald article here.