Auckland barrister Peter John Andrew has been appointed an Associate Judge of the HIgh Court.
After graduating from the University of Otago with a BA and LLB, he was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in December 1984 and joined the Auckland Crown Solicitor Meredith Connell.
Associate Judge Andrew later studied at the University of Kiel in Germany and graduated with an LLM in Public International Law. He joined the Auckland office of Russell McVeagh in 1990 as a senior solicitor, practising employment law and commercial litigation.
From 1993 to 1999 he was a Crown Counsel in the Treaty Issues and International Law team at the Crown Law Office and represented the Crown in public law litigation in courts at all levels. He was a member of the Crown negotiating team for Treaty of Waitangi settlements in relation to Ngāi Tahu and Tūrangi.
Associate Judge Andrew joined the independent bar in 1999, specialising in public law and civil litigation, including litigation over Treaty settlements and trust and equity litigation in the specialist Māori Land Courts.
He also has adjudication experience as a member of the Refugee Status Appeals Authority and the Weathertight Homes Tribunal.
The new Associate Judge will be sworn in at 3pm on 23 March 2018 at the No 1 High Court in Auckland. He will sit in Auckland.