Former magistrate Nowell Montgomerie Izard died in Wellsford recently, aged 85.
He was appointed a magistrate in 1958 and began on the Bench in Christchurch.
Wanganui born and educated, Mr Izard studied for bachelors and masters degrees in law at Cambridge University in Britain and was admitted to the Bar in 1929.
He was then transferred to the Waikato and then to Northland in 1966, moving to Auckland later that year.
He retired in 1973.
This obituary was first published in LawTalk 373, 22 June 1992, page 2.