Appointment of Judge of the High Court


Auckland Barrister Michael Robinson has been appointed a Judge of the High Court, Attorney‑General David Parker announced today.

Justice Robinson graduated with a BA and an LLB (Hons) from the University of Auckland in 1996, and commenced practice as a solicitor with Brookfields in Auckland.  In 1998 he travelled to London where he spent two years working at Richards Butler, Solicitors.  Justice Robinson returned to New Zealand in mid-2000 and took up a role as a Senior Solicitor at Russell McVeagh.

In 2005 Justice Robinson joined Simpson Grierson as a Senior Associate, becoming a partner in 2007, and developing a leading litigation and restructuring and insolvency practice.

In April 2019 Justice Robinson began practice as a barrister sole at Shortland Chambers in Auckland.  In December 2019 he was one of the founding members of Mills Lane Chambers.  As a barrister sole, he specialised in insolvency, banking and financial services, company law and general commercial litigation.

Justice Robinson will sit in Auckland.