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New District Court Judge appointed

New District Court Judge appointed

David Sharp, barrister and solicitor of Gisborne, has been appointed a District Court Judge with a jury warrant to serve in Auckland, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson QC announced today.

Mr Sharp has been a partner in Burnard Bull & Co in Gisborne since 1989. He has extensive litigation experience including a large number of jury trials and frequent appearances in the summary jurisdiction. Outside his criminal practice he has appeared in civil cases in the District Court, High Court and Court of Appeal and has also appeared in the Environment Court, Employment Relations Authority, Family Court, Maori Land Court and the Waitangi Tribunal.

Judge Sharp will be sworn in on 27 June 2014 in Gisborne.

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