Acting District Court Judge appointed
13 June 2014 Media Statement
Acting District Court Judge
Tauranga lawyer Belinda Pidwell has
been appointed as an acting District Court Judge with a
Family Court warrant to serve in the Waitakere District
Court, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced
Ms Pidwell has practiced in litigation since her
admission to the Bar with a strong focus on criminal and
family law. In 2004 she joined the independent Bar
concentrating on family law, where she regularly acted as
lawyer for the child and counsel to assist the Court as well
as taking private referrals.
From 2009 to 2011 she was a
prosecuting trial attorney for the UN International Criminal
Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague. Ms Pidwell
is currently acting as a consultant to a Tauranga law firm
practicing solely in family law.
Judge Pidwell will be
sworn in on 25 July 2014 in
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