A High Court judge has stepped down from hearing the case of
three men associated with the collapsed firm Dominion
Finance, and has made an order for a new trial.
In a ruling this morning Justice Pamela Andrews - who had
been hearing the trial for one and a half days - said she
could not continue to try the case.
A new trial involving the accused Dominion director Robert
Whale, former chief executive Paul Cropp and a man with name
suppression is now due to begin next Monday in the High Court
at Auckland in front of Justice Graham Lang.
Justice Andrews has ordered details of her ruling cannot be
reported until submissions had been received from lawyers.