Abbott appointed Associate Judge of the High Court
25 January 2005
David Abbott appointed Associate Judge of the High Court
Attorney-General Margaret Wilson today announced the appointment of David Abbott as an Associate Judge of the High Court.
Associate Judge Abbott graduated from the University of Auckland in 1970. He worked in London early in his career before returning to New Zealand in 1977. He then joined Auckland law firm Price Voulk Brabant & Hogan before moving to Shieff Angland, where he became a partner in 1983. Associate Judge Abbott became a barrister sole in 1997, specialising in civil and commercial litigation.
Associate Judge Abbott has been an active member of the Auckland District Law Society, particularly in continuing legal education. He co-founded The Legal Information Service Inc., has organised the legal roster at his local Citizens’ Advice Bureau for more than 20 years, and currently has active community involvement as a trustee of The Opera Factory Trust and as President of The University of Auckland Society.
Associate Judge Abbott will sit in Auckland.