Lawyers have signalled a gentle verbal revolt so that Christchurch will continue to have a “Court House” rather than a “Justice and Emergency Services Precinct”.
Stephen Andrew Vincent has apologised for the drunken punch that felled a duty lawyer who was trying to help him at the Court House.
An offender punched a duty lawyer at the Christchurch Court House when he was told he was too drunk to appear in court.
A woman who bolted from the dock and got out of the Court House as she was being sentenced to jail has been charged with escaping from custody.
A man who tried to get through the search station at the entrance to the Christchurch Court House with a loaded pistol in his pants has been granted a home detention sentence.