5 February, 2013
Employment Court Judge appointed
Auckland District Court Judge Mark Perkins has been appointed a permanent Employment Court Judge, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today.
Judge Perkins was appointed to the District Court Bench in 1999 sitting in the general and jury jurisdictions. He was an experienced practitioner in employment law before his appointment and served as a temporary Judge of the Employment Court on two previous occasions in 2006 and 2009.
In his earlier legal career, he was a partner at Macalister Mazengarb and Cairns Slane before joining the partnership of Hesketh Henry in August of 1993. He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from Auckland University and a Master of Laws from Victoria University.
Judge Perkins will take up his new position on 8 April 2013.