Acting District Court Judge appointed
13 June 2014 Media Statement
Acting District Court Judge
Hamilton lawyer Simon Menzies has been
appointed as an acting District Court Judge with a jury
warrant to serve in the Hamilton District Court,
Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today.
Menzies was admitted to the Bar in 1974. He started his
legal career with RA Young Hunter & Co in Christchurch in
1973 before joining Harkness Henry in Hamilton in 1975. He
was made a managing partner at that firm in 2007. His
practice has comprised criminal, civil and family
jurisdictions with regular court appearances including Court
of Appeal appearances some as lead counsel.
early 1990s, there has been more focus on resource
management and employment law and he now heads those
He has served on the Hamilton Boys High School
Board of Trustees from 1998 to 2002, the last year as chair,
and chaired the Waikato/Bay of Plenty District Law
Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal from 2005 to
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