Associate Justice Jeremy Doogue

Associate High Court Justice Jeremy DOOGUE

Professional Data:

2014 Judge Survey Score (1-10):  7.9   Ranking (out of 63):  19th

Postion & Titles:
Judge of: High Court, Associate Judge since 2005 Formerly a District Court Judge
Specializations and Professional Interests:
Professional Comments: Associate Judge Doogue has a reputation of not being intimidated by powerful (and undue) influences. However, he has been inconsistent in his bench performance, for example, ruling to bankrupt a consumer of Metro Water Ltd. then two months later refusing to do the same under identical circumstances after Associate Judge Sargisson and others agreed that these consumers had a legtimate dispute against Metro Water Ltd.
Background / Education: Associate Judge Jeremy Doogue graduated LLB from the University of Auckland in 1973. He was employed by McCaw Lewis Chapman, Solicitors of Hamilton from 1974 and was a partner of the firm for eight years before taking up sole practice as a barrister from 1987. In 1996 he was appointed a district court judge based in Auckland. Judge Doogue was Executive Judge, Northern Region, district courts from 1999 to 2002, standing in as Acting Chief District Court Judge for various periods form 2002 to 2004. He became an associate judge of the High Court in December 2005 and is based at the Auckland High Court.
Degrees: LLB Auckland, 1973
Admitted to the Bar: 1974
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Personal Data

Born: 1948(?)
New Zealand
Sex: Male
Married: 19 Children:
Interesting Relationships and Coincidences: Has several relatives who are also judges or directly involved in the courts.
Miscellaneous: Scottish heritage.