Wellington Queen's Counsel David Goddard QC will be sworn in as a Judge of the High Court and the Court of Appeal in Wellington on 26 July 2019.
The New Zealand Law Society's magazine LawTalk gives an incorrect date for his swearing-in.
Justice Goddard graduated with a BA(Hons) in mathematics from Victoria University of Wellington in 1983, subsequently gaining a BA(Hons) in law in 1986 from Oxford University in England, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.
Having lectured in law at Bristol University, Justice Goddard returned to New Zealand in 1988 to practise as a lawyer at Chapman Tripp. He was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand in February 1989. He was a litigation partner at that firm from 1991 to 1998, before beginning practice as a barrister sole in 1999.
He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2003. His appointment as a Judge of the Court of Appeal was announced on 2 May.