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Christine Gordon QC appointed to High Court bench

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Auckland Queen's Counsel Christine Gordon has been appointed a Judge of the High Court.

Justice Gordon graduated with a BA in History from the University of Otago in 1974 and completed an LLB from the University of Auckland in 1983. She joined Russell McVeagh McKenzie Bartleet & Co in 1984 and worked primarily in the area of resource management law.

In 1986 Justice Gordon joined the Auckland Crown Solicitor’s office Meredith Connell where she specialised in criminal law. She became a partner in October 1987 and remained at the firm until 2015.

Justice Gordon was appointed a Senior Counsel (now Queen’s Counsel) in 2008. She held the office of Deputy Prosecutor for the Pitcairn Islands from 2001 until 2014 when she was appointed Public Prosecutor for the Pitcairn Islands.

In 2015 Justice Gordon joined the independent bar and later that year was made Special Counsel at the Manukau Crown Solicitor's office Kayes Fletcher Walker.

She will be sworn in at the Auckland High Court on 16 December 2016 and will sit in Auckland.