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Appointment of Judge of the High Court

21 June 2006

Appointment of Judge of the High Court

Lynton Laurence Stevens QC has been appointed a Judge of the High Court, Attorney-General, Michael Cullen, announced today.

Justice Stevens graduated LLB Hons from Auckland University in 1970 and went on to obtain a Bachelor of Civil Law from Oxford University in 1972. He was Crown prosecutor and a partner in the firm of Meredith Connell & Co from 1975, leaving that firm to join Russell McVeagh McKenzie Bartleet & Co in 1980.

Justice Stevens went to the bar in 1992 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1997. He was appointed to the Serious Fraud Office panel of prosecutors in 1990.

He has also lectured throughout his career at a number of New Zealand and overseas Universities and was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in both the Australian Capital territory and in New South Wales and as a barrister in Samoa.

Justice Stevens has been involved in the Auckland Racing Club in various capacities for many years and has been honorary counsel for Auckland Grammar School since 1998.

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