High Court Justice Helen Cull

Justice Cull, Helen Ann

Professional Data:

2014 Judge Survey Score (not listed)Justice Helen Cull

Postion & Titles: Queens Counsel
Recent Chair and Chief Commissioner of the Transport Accident Investigation Commission
Senior Advisory District Inspector of Mental Health
Judge of: High Court, since 2016 Wellington
Specializations and Professional Interests:  Litigation, fierce advocate of Crown interests and resultant cover ups of misfeasance where necessary
Professional Comments:
Background / Education: Justice Cull graduated with a LLB (Hons) in 1978 from Victoria University of Wellington and began her legal career at Brandons.
In 1983 Cull joined the partnership of Tripe Matthews and Feist, leaving in 1990 to join the independent bar. She was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1997.  Cull was an associate member of Shortland Chambers in Auckland.Justice Cull has extensive litigation experience, having undertaken criminal trials in the District Court and High Court and appellate work in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court as well as appearing in the Privy Council.

She has also undertaken two International Commission of Jurists missions.

Justice Cull has conducted 14 inquiries including the Scampi Inquiry, the Adverse Medical Events Inquiry, the Fire Services Inquiry and significant medico-legal and mental health inquiries.

Degrees:  LLB(Hons) Victoria University of Wellington , 1978
Admitted to the Bar:  1978
Company Involvements:  TRIPE MATTHEWS & FEIST NOMINEES LIMITED (22247) (Removed) – Ceased DirectorGREYHOUND TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED (1924658) (Removed) – Ceased Director
FSH PROPERTIES LIMITED (1638972) – Ceased DirectorSOLID ENERGY NEW ZEALAND LIMITED (329045) – Ceased Director
ESK VALLEY FOREST (NO.23) LIMITED (810663) (Removed) – Shareholder
FSH PROPERTIES LIMITED (1638972) – Shareholder
ESK VALLEY FOREST GP LIMITED (3705977) – Shareholder

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