O’Regan, Mark Andrew

Supreme Court Justice Mark O’REGAN

Professional Data:

2014 Judge Survey Score (1-10):  7.3   Ranking (out of 63):  48thJustice Mark O'regan

Postion & Titles:  President of the Court of Appeal since 2010
Judge of: Supreme Court, 2014 Previously Court of Appeal, since 2004. Court of Appeal President in 2013.  High Court judge from 2001-2004
Specializations and Professional Interests: As a practitioner, he specialised in company and securities law, mergers and acquisitions and competition law and was involved in a number of Treaty of Waitangi settlements.
Professional Comments: Nepotism in the parochial New Zealand judicial appointment system took Mark A O’Regan J up several rungs of the ladder of success before he was even admitted to the bar.  His two brothers preceded him into the law and his father (Barry O’Regan) was a judge before Mark was out of law school.  Perhaps as a result, Mark O’Regan J has had difficulty relating to the average New Zealander from the Bench, tending to rationalise that some are more deserving of the protections afforded by law than others.O’Regan J is not generally regarded as particularly bright but his long tenure on the bench and lifelong interest in the law have made him a competent jurist.Once referred to as the “Dick Cheney” of the Appellate Court because of his solemn tendency to approach his judicial duties in relation to what’s best for his own interests and those of his mates.  This has led to quiet cries of hypocrite because of his vocal public preachings of the need for the judcial framework to encourage responsible corporate governance at the same time of his personal disregard of those same ideals.In 2010, Justice Mark O’Regan was instrumental in a formulating a policy shift (along with William Young, Susan Glazebrook JJ and Judge Roderick Joyce of the Rules Committee) which severely limited parties’ access to transcripts in their own proceedings, even for the expressed purpose of supporting an appeal. The Registrar has been instructed to respond to such requests with the statement “Consideration of appeal options should be by reference to the Court’s judgment, not what was said at the hearing”. The Court of Appeal now routinely refuses to release transcripts to the parties on the spurious ground it costs the court money – even where the parties have offered to pay for the service.As President of the Court of Appeal, Justice O’Regan personally selects the panels which hear each appeal.  This has made him an extremely powerful presence in influencing outcomes.  (Such a selection process has been condemned by the United Nations as a system which fosters abuse and corruption)
Background / Education: Student of St Patrick’s College in Silverstream (Wellington).  Graduated from the Victoria University of Wellington in 1977.He was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court in 1977 and became a partner with the firm Chapman Tripp in 1984. He became a judge of the High Court in 2001 and a judge of the Court of Appeal in January 2004.
Degrees: Victoria University, LLB 1977
Admitted to the Bar: 1977
Company Involvements: Former Director Twain Nominees Limited

Personal Data

Born: 1953 Sex: Male
Married: 19 Children:
Interesting Relationships and Coincidences:  Youngest of three sons (all lawyers) of the former Justice Barry O’Regan.
Miscellaneous:  Not sure what has become of his brother P W O’Regan, but Justice Mark O’Regan’s brother John G O’Regan is principal of Brandons in Wellington.


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