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Associate Judge of High Court appointed

13 December 2018

Christchurch barrister Dale Lester has been appointed an Associate Judge of the High Court.

Associate Judge Lester graduated LLB(Hons) from Canterbury University in 1990. He was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court in January 1991 and started work as a staff solicitor at Christchurch law firm White Fox & Jones.   

During 1991 and 1992 he was a Judges’ Clerk to the Christchurch High Court Bench.  In 1994 he was employed as a litigation solicitor at Rhodes & Co, leaving the following year to join Saunders & Co in Christchurch, initially as a litigation solicitor and then an associate, before joining the partnership in 1998.  

In 2003 Associate Judge Lester left Saunders & Co to join the bar, subsequently co‑founding Canterbury Chambers in 2007.

His main areas of practice have been contract, commercial, insolvency and estate litigation.

He will sit in Christchurch.

The swearing in ceremony will be held at 11am on Wednesday, 19 December at the High Court in Christchurch.

Last updated on the 16th September 2019