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New High Court Judge appointed

18 April 2019

Auckland barrister Tracey Walker has been appointed a Judge of the High Court.

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Justice Tracey Walker. 

Justice Walker graduated BA and LLB from the University of Auckland in 1988 and was admitted in December 1988. She began her legal career at Simpson Grierson. In December 1989, she travelled to the United Kingdom, joining the commercial litigation department of London firm Slaughter and May in 1990.  

In 1991 she obtained an LLM from the University of London, and returned to New Zealand to re-join the Auckland office of Simpson Grierson in 1992.  

Justice Walker joined the partnership of Simpson Grierson in 1997, spending 16 years as a litigation partner specialising in general dispute resolution and intellectual property, then a further three years as a consultant Special Counsel with a focus on media and intellectual property litigation. 

In January 2019 she joined the Auckland Bar, co‑founding Sangro Chambers. 

Justice Walker is the author of the text Reputation Matters: A Practical Legal Guide to Managing Reputation Risk

The new Judge will sit in Auckland. She will be sworn in on Friday, 10 May at 4pm in the ceremonial No 1 High Court in Auckland. The Chief Justice will preside at the ceremony.

Last updated on the 16th September 2019