Acting Employment Court and District Court judges appointed

Thirteen experienced judges will continue their service

Acting Employment Court and District Court judges appointed

Thirteen experienced judges are to continue their service as acting judges in the Employment Court and the District Court, the government announced via the New Zealand Gazette.

Mark Eversfield Perkins, retired judge of the Employment Court, has been appointed as acting judge of the Employment Court for a term of 12 months commencing on 28 December.

Brian Hamish Struthers Neal and Paul Whitehead, retired judges of the District Court, have been appointed acting judges of the District Court, with authority to exercise the jurisdiction of the Family Court for a term of two years commencing on 1 March.

Anne-Marie Josephine Bouchier and John Enoka Macdonald, retired judges of the District Court, have been appointed acting judges of the District Court. They will be able to exercise the criminal jurisdiction of the District Court for a term of two years commencing on 1 March.

Alexander James Twaddle, retired judge of the District Court, has been appointed acting judge of the District Court, able to exercise the jurisdiction of the Family Court for a term of two years commencing on 22 December.

Sharon Elizabeth Couper McAuslan and Charles Stuart Blackie, retired judges of the  District Court, have been named acting judges of the District Court and also to exercise the criminal jurisdiction of the District Court, each for a term of two years commencing on 14 January and 22 January, respectively.

Dale Fleur Clarkson, retired judge of the District Court, will be an acting judge of the District Court for a term of two years commencing on 1 March.

Christopher David Sygrove and Anthony Patrick Walsh, retiring judges of the District Court, have each been appointed as acting judges of the District Court. They will exercise the jurisdiction of the Family Court for terms of two years commencing on 15 January and 20 March, respectively.

Christopher John McGuire and Peter John Butler, retiring judges of the District Court, have each been named acting judges of the District Court. They will exercise the criminal jurisdiction of the District Court each for a term of two years commencing on 15 January and 20 March, respectively.

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