In the 2016 case of Dickerson v Police NZHC 801 the appellant, while on bail for assaulting his brother and grandmother, assaulted his partner. The appellant attended restorative justice with his partner, and the judge reduced the sentence by 28 percent, with the majority of the discount for a guilty plea. The High Court of New Zealand held that the sentencing judge is not required to go into ‘chapter and verse’ regarding their decision (para. 33). A discount was also allowed for an element of remorse for the assault on the brother and grandmother, shown through the appellant’s willingness to attend restorative justice (para. 34).