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Acting District Court Judge appointed


Hon Christopher Finlayson
Attorney-General

13 June 2014 Media Statement

Acting District Court Judge appointed

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 today.

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 Tauranga.

ENDS

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