High Court Justice Christopher Allan

High Court Justice Christopher Allan

Professional Data:

2014 Judge Survey Score (1-10):   7.4    Ranking (out of 54)  41st

Postion & Titles: Various Auckland District Law Society postst
Judge of: High Court, Auckland 2004
Specializations and Professional Interests: Politics
Professional Comments: Commercial List Judge of the Auckland High Court.Justice Allan has an ‘Elmer Fudd’ demeanor on the bench which goes beyond the personal ticks and dim-wittedness.  He brings modest legal skill and an entertaining quality to the bench.Justice Allan retired once in 2013 but is back on a temporary warrant.
Background / Education: Studied law at Auckland University, graduating LLB in 1965. He obtained the degree of LLM (Hons) in 1967. He joined Rudd Garland & Horrocks in November 1963 and became a partner in April 1970. That firm became part of the national firm then known as Rudd Watts & Stone.Allan J served on a number of Auckland District Law Society committees over many years. Justice Allan was senior litigation partner at Minter Ellison Rudd Watts at the time of his appointment as a judge of the High Court in 2004. He is based in the Auckland High Court.
Degrees: LLB, Auckland, 1965, LLM (Hons.) 1967
Admitted to the Bar: 1967
Company Involvements: Rudgar Management Services Ltd, Watpat Nominees Ltd (from Rudd Watt Stone)

Personal Data

Born: 9/06/43
Timaru, New Zealand
Sex: Male
Married: 1969
Natalie Ann Lovich
Children: 2 (Frances Catherine b 1970 & Matthew Christopher b 1975)
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