Roger Murray BELL,

Associate High Court Justice Roger Bell

Professional Data:

2014 Judge Survey Score (1-10): 7.1  Ranking (out of 63): 55th  Roger_Bell

Postion & Titles:
Judge of: High Court,  Auckland Associate Judge 2009
Specializations and Professional Interests: Civil litigation, estate litigation, resource management and local government law.
Professional Comments: As with all New Zealand judges, Associate Judge Bell “can be fair”.  Unfortunately the times he has chosen to use his judicial position to dispense political favours makes it difficult to accentuate the positive without appearing hypocritical.
Background / Education: Associate Judge Roger Murray Bell was initially appointed as a temporary Associate Judge of the High Court for a period of 12 months in 2009 by Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson.On his return to New Zealand in 1997, Roger Bell worked as a litigation lawyer for Simpson Coates and Clapshaw and later, Bell Gully Buddle Weir.

In 1986, Associate Judge Bell joined Webb Ross, becoming a partner in 1987. During that time, he specialised in civil litigation, estate litigation, resource management and local government law.

Degrees: LLB (Hons.) Auckland 1974
LLB, Oxford University 1977
Admitted to the Bar: 1974 
Company Involvements: WEBB ROSS JOHNSON SOLICITORS NOMINEE COMPANY LIMITED (88812) (Struck off)
Director: Appointed 01 May 1990WEBB ROSS JOHNSON SOLICITORS NOMINEE COMPANY LIMITED (88812) (Struck off)
Shareholder: 1 shares (Individually held)

WEBB ROSS JOHNSON TRUSTEES LIMITED (885222)
Ceased Director: Resigned 03 Dec 2009

WRJ TRUSTEES (2006) LIMITED (1757999)
Ceased Director: Resigned 03 Dec 2009

PARIHAKA TRUSTEES (2009) LIMITED (2202392)
Ceased Director: Resigned 03 Dec 2009

PARIHAKA TRUSTEES (2007) LIMITED (1901161)
Ceased Director: Resigned 03 Dec 2009

PARIHAKA TRUSTEES (2008) LIMITED (2085090)
Ceased Director: Resigned 03 Dec 2009

WEBB ROSS SERVICES LIMITED (909845)
Ceased Director: Resigned 03 Dec 2009

WEBB ROSS LIMITED (1855695)
Ceased Director: Resigned 03 Dec 2009

WEBB ROSS LAWYERS LIMITED (1965675)
Ceased Director: Resigned 03 Dec 2009

WRJ TRUSTEES (2005) LIMITED (1634535)
Ceased Director: Resigned 03 Dec 2009

TD TRUSTEE SERVICES LIMITED (1056547)
Ceased Director: Resigned 03 Dec 2009
N & J WALKER GROUP TRUSTEES LIMITED (2125178)
Ceased Director: Resigned 03 Dec 2009

Personal Data

Born: New Zealand Sex: Male
Married: 19 Children:
Interesting Relationships and Coincidences: from Whangarei
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