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Baragwanath appointed Court of Appeal Judge

21 December 2007 Media Statement

Baragwanath appointed Court of Appeal Judge

The Honourable Justice William David Baragwanath has been appointed a Judge of the Court of Appeal, Attorney-General Michael Cullen announced today.

The Hon Justice Baragwanath graduated from Auckland University with an LLB in 1964 and from Balliol College, Oxford, England with a Bachelor of Civil Law (First Class) in 1966. He was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University in 1964. On his return, he joined the firm of Meredith Speight Connell & Co and was a partner with Meredith Connell & Co from 1966-1977.

The Hon Justice Baragwanath was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1983 and has been a Judge of the High Court since 1995 as well as President of the Law Commission between 1996 and 2001.

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