Appointment Of Judge Of The High Court

  • Doug Graham

The Attorney-General, Rt Hon Sir Douglas Graham, today announced the appointment of Dr Robert Chambers QC as a Judge of the High Court. Judge Chambers will be sworn in on 28 May.

Dr Chambers graduated from Auckland University with a Bachelor of Laws with Honours in 1975. He gained his doctorate from the University of Oxford in 1978. His extensive list of publications include joint authorship of an edition of the leading text: Salmond on Trusts.

Dr Chambers commenced practice as a Barrister sole in 1981 and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1992. He was a founder member of the Arbitrators' Institute of New Zealand in 1987 and in 1998 was appointed as a member of the Arbitrators' Panel of the Arbitrators' and Mediators' Institute of New Zealand.

Dr Chambers, currently Vice-President of the New Zealand Law Society, has been active in Law Society affairs. He held the role of President of the Auckland District Law Society from 1997-1998. He has been a member of the Rules Committee since 1996. He served on the Health Research Council from 1991 - 1997, the last three years as its Chair.

The new Judge will begin sitting in Auckland on 31 May.