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New Zealand Law Society Presidents

New Zealand Law Society Presidents

On 3 May 1897, New Zealand's Solicitor-General, Walter Reid, became the first elected President of the New Zealand Law Society. In all, the Law Society has had 30 elected Presidents. A link on a name leads to further information.

Honours and titles are shown if they were held during the term as President.

YearsPresident
1897 - 1902Walter Scott Reid
1902 - 1918Sir Francis Henry Dillon Bell KC
1918 - 1926Charles Perrin Skerrett KC
1926 - 1933Sir Alexander Gray KC
1933 - 1935Charles Herbert Treadwell
1935 - 1946Humphrey Francis O'Leary KC
1946 - 1950Philip Brunskill Cooke KC
1950 - 1954William Henry Cunningham
1954 - 1958Timothy Patrick Cleary
1958 - 1959Allan Bruce Buxton
1959 - 1962David Perry
1962 - 1968Edward Denis Blundell
1968 - 1971Denis McGrath
1971 - 1974Stanley William Wilford Tong
1974William Guy Smith
1974 - 1977Lester John Castle
1977 - 1980Laurence Henry Southwick QC
1980 - 1982Johann Thomas Eichelbaum QC
1982 - 1985Bruce Houlton Slane
1985 - 1988Peter Francis Clapshaw
1988 - 1991Graham Mitchell Cowley
1991 - 1994Judith Marjorie Potter
1994 - 1997Austin John Forbes QC
1997 - 2000Ian Leslie Haynes
2000 - 2003Christine Mary Grice
2003 - 2007Christopher Robert Darlow
2007 - 2010John Livingston Marshall QC
2010 - 2013Jonathan Paul Temm
2013 - 2016Christopher Patrick Eisdell Moore
2016 -Kathryn Mary Beck

Last updated on the 1st December 2018