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Christopher Finlayson

11 June, 2013

Supreme Court Judge appointed

Justice Terence Arnold has been appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today.

Justice Arnold has a BA and two LLM degrees, from Victoria University and New York University.

Justice Arnold was a partner of Chapman Tripp Sheffield Young between 1985 and 1994. He became a barrister sole in 1994 and, shortly thereafter, was appointed Queen’s Counsel.

From 2000 to 2006 Justice Arnold held the position of Solicitor-General, representing the Crown in a number of leading cases in the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and Privy Council in the areas of taxation, Treaty of Waitangi jurisprudence, human rights law, criminal law and administrative law.

As Solicitor-General, Justice Arnold was also chair of the Ministerial Advisory Group which provided recommendations to the then Attorney-General on the purpose, structure, composition and role of the new Supreme Court.

In 2006 Justice Arnold was appointed a Judge of the High Court and Court of Appeal.