Court of Appeal Justice Christine French

Justice Christine Ruth FRENCH





Professional Data

Postion & Titles:
Judge of: Court of Appeal (2012)Previously High Court, Christchurch (2008)
Specializations and Professional Interests: Civil litigation and employment law
Professional Comments: Justice Christine French is quite capable of getting the job done well so long as someone helps.  Unquestionably bright but she epitomises the credo “jack of all trades, master of none”.  However, it is her lateral thinking which is expected to serve her better on the Court of Appeal by provoking thought among the other bookends presiding.  Time will tell. 
Background / Education: Justice French graduated LLM (Hons) from the University of Otago in 1981 and went on to attend Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship, graduating BCL in 1983.Since 1984 Justice French has practised with the Invercargill law firm of French Burt Partners, originally practising in all areas of court work and from the mid 1990s onwards specialising in general civil litigation and employment law.

Justice French became a partner in French Burt Partners in 1988. In 1998, Justice French received a Southland Regional Council anniversary award for services to the community.

Degrees: LLB (Hons.) Otago 1981
Admitted to the Bar: 1983
Company Involvements:

Personal Data

Born: Sex: Female
Married: 19 Children:
Interesting Relationships and Coincidences: