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Appointments to the Court of Appeal

10 November 2003
Media Statement

Appointments to the Court of Appeal


Attorney-General Margaret Wilson announced today the appointment of The Honourable Noel Crossley Anderson as President of the Court of Appeal and the appointment of The Honourable Robert Grant Hammond, The Honourable William Gillow Gibbes Austen Young, The Honourable Robert Stanley Chambers and The Honourable Mark Andrew O’Regan as Judges of the Court of Appeal.

The appointments all take effect from 1 January 2004. Justices McGrath and Glazebrook continue as members of the Court of Appeal.

The Hon Justice Anderson graduated from the University of Auckland and was a partner of the firm Martelli, McKegg and Adams-Smith in Auckland. He commenced practice as a barrister in 1972 and was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 1986. He was appointed a Judge of the High Court in 1987 and a Judge of the Court of Appeal in 2001.

The Hon Justice Hammond graduated from the University of Auckland and the University of Illinois. He was a partner in the Hamilton law firm Tompkins Wake & Co and was a Dean of Law at the University of Auckland. He was appointed a Judge of the High Court in 1992.

The Hon Justice Young graduated from the University of Canterbury and Cambridge University. He joined the Christchurch firm of RA Young Hunter and Co in 1978, leaving in 1988 to practise as a barrister. He was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 1991 and a High Court Judge in 1997.

The Hon Justice Chambers graduated from the University of Auckland and Oxford University. He commenced practice as a barrister in 1981 and was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 1992. He was appointed to the High Court in 1999.

The Hon Justice O’Regan graduated from the Victoria University of Wellington. He was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court in 1977 and became a partner with the firm Chapman Tripp in 1984. He was appointed to the High Court in 2001.

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