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Retention of "The Honourable" approved

17 August 2017

Former High Court Justice Hon John Gerard Fogarty, whose retirement sitting was held in the Christchurch High Court on 11 August, has received the Governor-General's approval to retani the title "The Honourable".

The approval is in recognition of his service as a Judge of the High Court of New Zealand.

A LLB(Hons) graduate of Canterbury University, he completed an LLM at the University of Toronto in 1974 and joined Weston Ward & Lascelles in Christchurch. He became a partner in 1978 before starting practice as a barrister sole in 1985 and being appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1990.

He  was sworn in as a judge of the High Court on 13 November 2003.

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Last updated on the 17th August 2017