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  1. Death, mana and Peter Ellis: lawyer Natalie Coates

    New Zealand legal history was made earlier this month when the Supreme Court allowed former Christchurch Civic Creche worker Peter Ellis’s appeal against charges of sexual offending to continue, despite the fact he died in September last year.

    It will be the first time in Aotearoa that a conviction is appealed by a dead person.

    Ellis’ lawyer Natalie Coates spoke to Saturday Morning about the case and the cultural significance of the precedent.

    —Huffduffed by cato