Acting District Court Judge appointed

  • Christopher Finlayson

Wellington barrister Noel Sainsbury has been appointed an Acting District Court Judge with a jury warrant to be based in Manukau, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today.

Mr Sainsbury has practiced in the Wellington region since his admission in 1985. In 1993 he went into sole practice as a barrister and has worked primarily in the area of criminal law. He has extensive litigation experience including appearances before the Supreme Court and Privy Council.

Mr Sainsbury is a member of the Wellington Crown Prosecution Panel although he predominantly acts as defence counsel. He is currently the President of the Criminal Bar Association.

Judge Sainsbury will be sworn in on 18 November 2016 in Wellington.