Employment Court gets new chief judge

The seasoned litigator was previously a District Court judge and once led Crown Law’s human rights team

Employment Court gets new chief judge
Judge Christina Inglis will be leading the Employment Court of New Zealand starting next month, succeeding Chief Judge Graeme Colgan.

Inglis, who was appointed to the court’s bench in 2011, will take up her new position on 10 July, when her predecessor retires after being appointed chief judge in 2005.

Inglis was a District Court judge before being appointed to the Employment Court. She was also previously a Crown Counsel and led Crown Law’s human rights team from 2007 to 2010.

Inglis graduated with a master of arts from Canterbury University and a master of laws from Victoria University. She will be based in Wellington.

Judge Graeme Colgan retires next month after more than 28 years as judge of the court. A special sitting at 4p.m. on 7 July will be held in Auckland to farewell Colgan, who has been with the Employment Court since back when it was still called the Labour Court.

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