District Court judge appointments announced

A total of nine judge appointments have been announced by the government

District Court judge appointments announced

The government has announced the appointment of nine District Court judges and acting judges.

John Joseph Brandts-Giesen, acting judge of the District Court, has been appointed District Court judge. He will exercise the jurisdiction of the Family Court, commencing on 20 March.

Catriona Mary Doyle, acting judge of the District Court, has been appointed District Court judge to exercise the jurisdiction of the Family Court, commencing 1 January.

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Gary Michael Harrison, retired judge of the District Court, has been appointed acting judge of the District Court for a term of two years commencing on 2 March.

George Charles Hollister-Jones, acting judge of the District Court, has been appointed District Court judge to conduct jury trials commencing on 10 January.

Soana Moala, acting judge of the District Court, has been named District Court judge to conduct jury trials, commencing on 1 January.

David Graham Mather, retired judge of the District Court, has been named acting judge of the District Court for a term of two years commencing 4 March.

Sanjay Patel, District Court acting judge, has been appointed District Court judges to conduct jury trials, commencing on 1 January.

Haamiora Lincoln Cooper Raumati, District Court acting judge, has been appointed District Court judge to exercise the jurisdiction of the Family Court, starting 20 February.

Noel Joseph Sainsbury, District Court acting judge, has been appointed District Court judge to conduct jury trials commencing on 8 January.

The government has also announced an extension of one judicial official’s jurisdiction. Craig James Thompson, District Court judge, has been appointed to also exercise the criminal jurisdiction of the District Court for a term that commenced on 13 December and expires on 25 October 2020. He was appointed in September as an alternate judge of the Environment Court.

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