RANDERSON, Anthony Penrose Corruption - Anthony Penrose Randerson QC - Exposed - Wellington, New Zealand

Court of Appeal Justice Anthony RANDERSON

Professional Data:

2014 Judge Survey Score (1-10):  6.9    Ranking (out of 63): 57th 

Postion & Titles:  QC
Judge of: COURT OF APPEAL, 2009.   Chief High Court Judge from 2004 to 2009
Specializations and Professional Interests: Actively advocating the retention of the Queen’s Counsel designation. Protecting the reputation of judges in New Zealand by keeping information of judicial indiscretions from becoming public.
Professional Comments: Justice Randerson exhibited a ‘hands off’ approach as Chief High Court Justice, skirting involvement when the conduct of the judges under him were questioned.  When forced to, he covered up egregious corruption by his judicial peers as head of bench.  This loyalty is considered within the close-knit legal community in New Zealand as the basis for his promotion to the Court of Appeal in 2009.  Evidence of this was clear in Randerson’s creative dismissal of a formal complaint by a lawyer against Judge Judith Potter for ruling on behalf of her brother-in-law in a case where she failed to disclose her relationship.Perceived as a fierce protector of the Courts and its institutions.  Will make up law and prone to extreme rationalisation when necessary to justify unlawful actions of judges, as he did in dismissing a complaint against perennial loose cannon Potter J when Justice Randerson was Chief High Court Judge in 2005.
Background / Education: Randerson J graduated from Auckland University with LLB (Honours) in 1972. He joined the legal firm of Wallace McLean Bawden & Partners (later Kensington Swan) and remained with the firm as a senior litigation partner until 1989, when he commenced practice as a barrister sole. He was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 1996. Justice Randerson was appointed a judge of the High Court from October 1997 and has sat from time to time in the Divisional Courts of the Court of Appeal. In December 2004 he was appointed Chief High Court Judge.
Degrees: LLB, Auckland University
Admitted to the Bar: 1972
Company Involvements:  Director and shareholder along with his wife Glenda Dorothy Randerson in Shipherds Investment Limited.

Personal Data

Born:  1949 Sex: Male
Married:   Spouse:                  Glenda Dorothy Randerson 19 Children:
Interesting Relationships and Coincidences:  Randerson J’s brother is Richard Randerson, who is Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Auckland
Miscellaneous:  Lives in Epsom.