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Environment Judge Appointed

Hon Dr Michael Cullen

8 October 2008 Media Statement

Environment Judge Appointed

Jane Evelyn Borthwick, Barrister of Christchurch, has been appointed an Environment Judge, Attorney-General Michael Cullen announced today.

Ms Borthwick, who has a BA (Hons) in Geography and LLB (Hons), was admitted to the bar in 1994. Following admission she worked for six months with Rob Harrison, a Criminal Barrister, before joining Saunders and Co and being admitted into partnership in 1998. In June 2003 Ms Borthwick joined Young Hunter as an Associate leaving the firm in 2007 to commence practice at the Bar when she joined Canterbury Chambers.

Ms Borthwick’s practice has, particularly over the last 4 years, been principally focused on resource management with extensive involvement in water rights issues throughout Canterbury. Other relevant resource management work included acting as a hearing commissioner in respect of several marine farm and water right applications in Canterbury.

Ms Borthwick will be sworn in at Christchurch on 11 November 2008 and will sit in Christchurch.


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