Govt starts process to appoint new Chief Justice

Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 05 Nov 2018

By Pattrick Smellie Nov. 6 (BusinessDesk) - The process of replacing Chief Justice, Dame Sian Elias, has begun, with a formal announcement this morning from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Attorney-General David Parker. The appointment will mark the first time New Zealand has appointed the head of its own final court of appeal, since dropping the Privy Council in London in favour of the Supreme Court, in 2004. Elias was appointed in 1999 and gained a reputation as an activist jurist, particularly in relation to decisions relating to...

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