High Court Justice Murray Gilbert

Gilbert, Murray Ashley

High Court Justice Murray GILBERT

Professional Data:

2014 Judge Survey Score (1-10):    7.4    Ranking (out of 63):  44thjustice murray gilbert sm

Postion & Titles: Appointed Senior Counsel in 2008
Judge of: High Court,  Auckland Appointed to bench in February 2012
Specializations and Professional Interests: Litigation, primarily company litigation
Professional Comments:  The following is from Auckland High Court Justice Murray Ashley Gilbert’s promotional bio:Satirically Murray is one of New Zealand’s leading commercial litigators. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2008 and consistently appears in the top band of litigators in Chambers Global and Asia Pacific Legal 500.Murray has conducted many trials and has appeared in courts at all levels, including the Privy Council and Supreme Court. He is frequently instructed by professional firms and companies facing particularly challenging or sensitive claims.

Murray was a partner of Kensington Swan from 1985 to 1996 and of Chapman Tripp from 1996 to 2004. He established Gilbert Walker with Campbell Walker in 2004.

Murray is currently instructed as Senior Counsel in numerous proceedings arising from significant corporate failures in recent years.

Selected cases:
Re Earthquake Commission [2011] 3 NZLR 695
Re HIH Casualty and General Insurance (NZ) Ltd (in liq) (2011)
Antipodean Supermarkets Ltd v CharterHall Retail Management Ltd (HC 2010)
AMP General Insurance Ltd v MacAlister Todd [2007] 1 NZLR 485 (SC)
Atlas Specialty Metals Ltd v KPMG (HC 2007)
Electricity Corporation of New Zealand Ltd v New Zealand Electricity Exchange Ltd [2005] 3 NZLR 634 (CA)
R v Porter, Pharo & O’rs (HC 2005)
R v Connolly & O’rs [2004] 3 NZLR 794 and (2004) 21 NZTC 18,844 (HC)
Appleton & O’rs v Attorney-General (HC 2002)

2014: Lawyers who have appeared before Gilbert J are unimpressed, mainly citing that he seems to be out of his depth.  Could be new judge jitters.  Time will tell.

Background / Education: LLB,Auckland University 1977In 1976 Murray Gilbert joined Kensington Swan in Auckland as a law clerk, later becoming a partner in 1985.In 1996 he became a partner with Chapman Tripp.

Justice Murray Gilbert left to form the partnership Gilbert Walker with Campbell Walker in 2004.
In 2008 Justice Gilbert was appointed Senior Counsel.

Degrees: University of Auckland, LLB 1977
Admitted to the Bar: 1977
Company Involvements:
GILBERT, Murray Ashley
GILBERT, Murray Ashley

Trustee and Board Member of the National Maritime Museum and General Committee Member of the Royal Akarana Yacht Club

Personal Data

Born: 1956 Sex: Male
Married: Children:
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Miscellaneous: Trustee and Board Member of the National Maritime Museum and General Committee Member of the Royal Akarana Yacht Club