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Employment Court judge appointed

Employment Court judge appointed

Bruce Corkill QC of Wellington has been appointed as an Employment Court Judge, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today.

Mr Corkill was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2007. He has been a barrister since 1997 and is a LEADR mediator. His major areas of practice comprise employment law, professional disciplinary work and other civil litigation including Trusts and relationship property, ACC, personal injury, and coronial work.

He has been Chairperson of the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal since 2006, and is Legal Assessor for several occupational disciplinary bodies including the New Zealand Chartered Accountants Disciplinary Tribunal. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Australasian College of Legal Medicine.

Mr Corkill is a former litigation partner at Johnson Lawrence Elder (1988-97), a staff solicitor, associate and then partner at Riddiford Smyth Johnston & Stevens (1983-88) and a staff solicitor at Agar Keesing McLeod & Co (1975-77). He also practised in England where he was admitted as a Solicitor of England and Wales (1977-1983).

Judge Corkill will be sworn in on 30 April 2014 in Wellington.


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