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Cheryl Gwyn appointed High Court Judge

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The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Cheryl Gwyn, has been appointed a Judge of the High Court.

Photo of Justice Cheryl Gwyn
Justice Gwyn. 

Ms Gwyn graduated from the University of Auckland in 1979 with a BA in Political Studies and English and an LLB(Hons). She spent some time as a knife hand at the Hawkes Bay Farmers’ Meat Company before taking up a role in 1985 as an Investigating Officer in the office of the Race Relations Conciliator.

She joined Chapman Tripp in 1986, becoming a staff solicitor on her admission to the bar in March 1987, and joining the partnership in 1991.

She moved to Russell McVeagh as a partner In 1996 before her appointment in 2001 as the Deputy Secretary for Justice at the Ministry of Justice.

From 2003 to 2014 Cheryl Gwyn was Deputy Solicitor-General overseeing the Attorney-General’s Group at the Crown Law Office and having direct responsibility for the management of Treaty of Waitangi, constitutional and human rights law issues.

She was appointed the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security in 2014.

Justice Gwyn will sit in Auckland. She will be sworn in at the ceremonial High Court, Old High Court, Wellington on Friday, 9 August at 4pm.