High Court Justice Christine Gordon

Justice Gordon, Judith Christine 

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Postion & Titles:  Queens Counsel
Judge of: High Court, since 2017 Auckland
Specializations and Professional Interests:  Criminal prosecution, Long time director and chair of St Cuthbert’s College Trust Board where Gordon was a student and boarder from 1966 to 1970
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Justice Gordon graduated with a BA in History from the University of Otago in 1974 and completed an LLB from the University of Auckland in 1983. She joined Russell McVeagh McKenzie Bartleet & Co in 1984 and worked primarily in the area of resource management law.

In 1986 Justice Gordon joined the Auckland Crown Solicitor’s office Meredith Connell where she specialised in criminal law. She became a partner in October 1987 and remained at the firm until 2015.

Justice Gordon was appointed a Senior Counsel (now Queen’s Counsel) in 2008. She held the office of Deputy Prosecutor for the Pitcairn Islands from 2001 until 2014 when she was appointed Public Prosecutor for the Pitcairn Islands.

In 2015 Justice Gordon joined the independent bar and later that year was made Special Counsel at the Manukau Crown Solicitor’s office Kayes Fletcher Walker.

Gordon represented the United States government in their extradition case against Kim Dotcom.

Throughout her career Justice Gordon has had extensive experience prosecuting serious criminal cases in both the District Court and High Court and has made numerous appearances in the Court of Appeal.

Justice Gordon has been a member of a number of panels and organisations including the Serious Fraud Office prosecution panel, the Auckland Medico-Legal Society (becoming President in March this year) and the Auckland Women Lawyers’ Association. She has also been a faculty member of the New Zealand Law Society’s litigation skills programme. 

Degrees:  BA in History from the University of Otago, 1974
LLB from the University of Auckland,n 1983
Admitted to the Bar:  1984
Company Involvements:  No current company involvements listed.  Former shareholder and director of Meredith Connell holding company

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