High Court Justice Mark Woolford


Justice of the Auckland High Court

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2014 Judge Survey Score (1-10):  8.3    Ranking (out of 62):  8thJustice Mark Woolford

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Judge of: High Court, Auckland          Appointed September 2010
Specializations and Professional Interests: Former Crown prosecutor
Professional Comments:  One of an abundance of former Crown prosecutors appointed to the New Zealand bench.  Judge Woolford has a distinguished career, although few would label it as impartial or diverse.  Judge Woolford has numerous company relationships which reasonably need to be questioned.
Background / Education: Justice Mark Woolford graduated with a BA and LLB (Hons) from the University of Auckland in 1977. After a year as a law clerk atRussell McVeagh McKenzie Bartleet & Co, he went to Oxford University and obtained a BCL.On his return to New Zealand, Mr Woolford joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and was appointed Second Secretary to the New Zealand High Commission in Singapore. In 1985 he was the New Zealand Representative to the Legal Committee of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.Mr Mark Woolford became a staff solicitor and then partner at Meredith Connell. He has been a member of both the Serious Fraud Office Panel of Prosecutors and the Auckland District Law Society Panel of Prosecutors.
Degrees: LLB (Hons)  University of Auckland, 1977
Admitted to the Bar: 1978
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Personal Data

Born: 1955 Sex: Male
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