Court of Appeal Justice Bruce Robertson

ROBERTSON, James Bruce

Officially retired in 2010

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Postion & Titles: Former President, New Zealand Law Commission
Judge of: Court of Appeal since 2005  ***RETIRED IN 2010***
Specializations and Professional Interests: Public and judicial policy.   In a survey done of the assignment of cases between January 1999 and July 2001 in the High Court, Justice Robertson was one of the judges who heard the predominant number of bill of rights and tax law cases.
Professional Comments: Generous in his application of the law when his personal interests and those of his friends are involved.
Background / Education: Graduated from the University of Otago and the University of Virginia. From 1969 to 1987 he was a partner in the Dunedin law firm of Ross,Dowling, Marquet and Griffin prior to his appointment as a High Court judge in 1987. He was a Harkness Fellow in 1972-1973. Robertson J was President of the New Zealand Law Commission from 2001 until his appointment as a member of the Court of Appeal in May 2005. Law Society
Degrees: LLB, Otago
Admitted to the Bar: 1969
Company Involvements: Former Director and current shareholder of Radford & Company Ltd.

Son Andrew is Current director this company owns Radfords Finance Corporation and Radfords Limited (from son on Radford board)

Personal Data

Born: 15/02/44
Dunedin, New Zealand
Sex: Male
Married: 1969
Lindsay Joyce Radford
Children: 3 ( Andrew Bruce Radford b.1970, Christine Jane b.1974, Richard James Adam b.1976)
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