High Court Justice Gerald Nation

Justice Nation, Gerald Hope 

Professional Data:

2014 Judge Survey Score (not listed)Gerald Nation Hope

Postion & Titles: barrister already at retirement age at time of his appointment
Judge of: High Court, since 2015 Christchurch
Specializations and Professional Interests:  Trusts, relationship property, protecting the ‘noble cause’ of the courts through official secrecy and suppression orders
Professional Comments: Professional articles by Gerald Nation on relationship property and trusts

From Nation J’s CV:|
– Successfully appeared in Supreme Court in the leading trust case Kain v Hutton [2008] which was complex litigation involved 17 family trusts.
– Successfully acted for clients in relationship property disputes involving ‘trust busting’.
– Counsel for Christchurch City Council in complex civil litigation over alleged land transfer fraud.
– Counsel for property owners in High Court and Court of Appeal in dispute over neighbours application to obtain access over their land.
– Counsel in various courts, including Court of Appeal, for mother on leading New Zealand case over her relocation with children to her country of birth.
– Mediation for Family Court in relationship property litigation.
– Senior Counsel for AMI in proceedings where insurance company successfully resisted insurance claim from fire damage to leaky home because of insured’s involvement in arson.
– Senior Counsel for insurance company on successful appeal to the Court of Appeal in arson case.
– Defence and successful advocacy for four female childcare workers acquitted during the Christchurch Civic Crèche case.

MAJOR CLIENTS
New Zealand Law Society
Crown Prosecution Panel
AMI
Canterbury Regional Council

Background / Education: Justice Nation graduated with an LLB(Hons) from the University of Canterbury in 1974 and commenced work as a barrister and solicitor with Wynn Williams, where he had been employed as a law clerk for the previous year.

At the end of 1975 he left Wynn Williams to travel overseas.Justice Nation returned to Wynn Williams on his return to New Zealand in 1978 and was admitted to the firm’s partnership in 1979, subsequently being appointed the partnership’s Chair. He has remained with that firm to date, specialising primarily in dispute resolution, criminal defence and prosecution and relationship property, trust and estate litigation.

Since his appointment, Nation J has been active in protecting the courts by removing ‘scandalous’ documents from the public record and in Heenan v Attorney General  threatening contempt of court against the plaintiffs if they attempted to unsuccessfully file documents.

Degrees: LLB(Hons) from the University of Canterbury, 1974
Admitted to the Bar: 1974
Company Involvements: ENFIELD SERVICES LIMITED (652055) – Shareholder

TAYLOR BAINES LIMITED (1025692)

WINDERS INVESTMENTS LIMITED (614497) (Removed)

WINDERS INVESTMENTS LIMITED (614497) (Removed)

CATHEDRAL GUARDIANS LIMITED (2431093)

WYNN WILLIAMS SECURITIES LIMITED (370029)

CATHEDRAL AGENCIES LIMITED (1173779

CATHEDRAL GUARDIANS LIMITED (2431093) – Ceased Director

WYNN WILLIAMS SECURITIES LIMITED (370029) – Ceased Director

WYNN WILLIAMS & CO.SERVICES LIMITED (280295) (Removed) – Director

WYNN WILLIAMS SOLICITORS NOMINEE COMPANY LIMITED (133860) – Director & Shareholder

REMARKABLE CONCEPTS LIMITED (1636557) (Removed) – Shareholder

THE COPING CLINIC LIMITED (1539589) (Removed) – Shareholder

RE-MARK-IT LIMITED (1467155) (Removed) – Shareholder

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