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Justice Stephen Kós QC appointed to CoA

01 September 2015

The Honourable Justice Stephen Kós has been appointed a Judge of the Court of Appeal, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today.

Justice Kós graduated LLB (Hons) from Victoria University in 1981 and LLM from Cambridge University in 1985. He became a partner in Perry Wylie Pope & Page in 1985, and in Russell McVeagh in 1988. He joined the independent bar in 2005 and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2007. 

His principal fields of practice were commercial and environmental litigation. He is an Honorary Fellow at the Victoria University Law School, where he taught restitution, evidence and civil procedure, and was formerly Pro-Chancellor of Massey University and Chairman of the New Zealand Markets Disciplinary Tribunal. 

Justice Kós was appointed a Judge of the High Court in April 2011.

Last updated on the 1st September 2015