FAIRE, John Anthony     

Associate High Court Justice John Faire

Professional Data:

2014 Judge Survey Score (1-10):  7.8    Ranking (out of 63): 24th Associate Justice john faire

Postion & Titles:  Associate Judge
Judge of: Auckland High Court Was a temporary judge in 2011 but was busted back to Associate Judge in 2012 Formerly a Master of the Hamilton High Court and Associate Judge of the Auckland High Court (change of title only) SINCE 1996
Specializations and Professional Interests:  Property law, contracts, court procedure and rules
Professional Comments: Associate Judge Faire is one of the longer serving judges.  Good at the perfunctory legal duties of the Associate Judge.  Efficient and comfortable in the process of dealing with rudimentary law.  Mostly out of his legal depth when it gets into anything other than basic legal and factual cases.
Background / Education: Graduated LLB (Hons) from the University of Auckland in 1971 and joined the Hamilton law firm of Stace Hammond Grace and Partners as a common law partner.

In 1972 he was admitted to the partnership of Stace Hammond Grace & Bishop and between 1972 and 1977 was also senior lecturer part-time at the Business Management Faculty, University of Waikato.

Judge Faire was managing partner of Stace Hammond Grace and Partners when he joined the High Court bench as a master in June 1996. He became an associate judge of the High Court when the title changed in May 2004 and is based at the Auckland High Court.

Degrees: LLB (Hons.) Auckland 1971
Admitted to the Bar: 1971
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Personal Data

Born: 7/12/46 New Zealand Sex: Male
Married: 1969 Elsie Marie Butcher, daughter of Edward Earle and Mary Butcher Children: 2 (Julia Elise b.1972, Robert John b.1975)
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Miscellaneous: Judge John Faire has a keen interest in yachting and has won 15 national yachting titles. He is a past president and life member of the New Zealand Yachting Federation, and was a member of The America’s Cup Arbitration Panel in 2002 and 2000.  He is the son of Brian Joseph and Joan (nee Prendergast)