A farewell sitting will be held for Justice Christopher Toogood in Auckland on Friday, 2 August 2019.
Justice Toogood is retiring from the High Court bench. He was appointed a High Court Judge on 8 March 2011.
Justice Toogood graduated from Victoria University of Wellington in 1972 and was admitted as a barrister and solicitor the following year. After 18 years as a litigation lawyer, he joined the independent bar in 1990 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1999.
In practice he specialised in civil and commercial litigation, employment, sports and criminal law. He also accepted numerous appointments as an arbitrator and mediator in employment and other civil disputes.
The farewell sitting will be held in the ceremonial Courtroom No 1, Auckland HIgh Court, at the corner of Waterloo Quadrant and Parliament Streets, commencing at 3:30pm.
Full ceremonial attire is to be worn - gowns (and wigs if available).