New Zealand Law Society - Hon Peter Mahon QC, 1924 – 1986

Hon Peter Mahon QC, 1924 – 1986

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Former High Court Judge the Hon Peter Mahon QC died in Auckland in August 1986.

Mr Mahon, 62, spent 15 years with the Crown Solicitor’s office in Christchurch and became Crown Solicitor in 1957.

He conducted three appeals before the Privy Council’s judicial committee and in 1971 was made a Queen’s Counsel. Appointed a High Court Judge that same year, he resigned in 1982 after the Court of Appeal quashed an order that he made that Air New Zealand should pay $150,000 towards the cost of the Royal Commission on the Mount Erebus disaster.

This obituary was published in LawTalk 247, 10 September 1986, page 5.

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