Court of Appeal Justice Forrie Miller
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|Judge of:||Court of Appeal, since June 2013previously High Court, Wellington, since 2004|
|Specializations and Professional Interests:||Miller J’s general practice was in commercial and public law litigation, specialising in securities, regulatory and competition law.|
|Professional Comments:||Miller J likes to focus on New Zealand’s contribution to the law and will occasionally lightly admonish lawyers who rely exclusively on, say, Australian and English case law to support their legal positions, adding reference to New Zealand case law in his eventual ruling to further make his point.Justice Miller is not afraid to expose his ignorance of the law by giving detailed legal reasons for his decisions. This makes him a better judge than many of his peers who often fail to give reasons for much of what they find.|
|Background / Education:||Justice Miller graduated LLB (Hons) from Otago University in 1981 and LLM from the University of Toronto in 1997.
Initially he worked for the Alexandra firm of Bodkins Solicitors and in 1984 moved to Wellington to join Chapman Tripp, becoming a partner in 1987.
Forrie Miller had a wide general practice in commercial and public law litigation, specialising in securities, regulatory and competition law.
Justice Miller was appointed to the High Court Bench in February 2004.
|Degrees:||LLB (Hons.) Otago 1981,
LLB Univ. of Toronto, 1997
|Admitted to the Bar:||1981|
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