High Court Justice Nicholas (Nick) Davidson

Davidson, Nick

High Court Justice Nicholas Davidson QC

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2014 Judge Survey Score (1-10): not rated   Ranking (out of 60): not rated
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Postion & Titles: Queens Counsel, appointed 1996
Judge of: High Court, Christchurch, appointed June 2015  Christchurch
Specializations and Professional Interests:  a journeyman lawyer with broad expertise
Professional Comments:  At over 65 years of age at time of appointment to the bench and mandatory retirement months away, questions arise as to what Attorney-General had in mind .
Background / Education: Graduated with LLB, 1971
joined Duncan Cotteril and Co. 1972
went to Young Hunter & Co., 1974, became partner 1975
went to independent bar in 1988
appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1996
Represented the Serious Fraud Office (the Wine Box Inquiry), 1990s
Counsel in the Pike River Mining disaster inquiry, 2010
was a member of the disciplinary structures within SANZAR and the IRB and the Code of Conduct Commission for the International Cricket Council based in Dubai
Degrees:  LLB (Hons) University of Canterbury, 1971
Admitted to the Bar:  1972
Company Involvements: D C TURNBULL & CO LIMITED (122144)
AKAROA HEALTH COMPANY LIMITED (5500987) – Director & Shareholder
ARANZ HEALTHCARE LIMITED (1728641) – Shareholder
GOUGH HOLDINGS LIMITED (322542)WHITESTONE ESTATE NO 1 LIMITED (1651473) – Ceased Director
WHITESTONE PASTURES LIMITED (1688127) – Ceased Director
WHITESTONE ESTATE NO 3 LIMITED (1700165) – Ceased Director
WHITESTONE ESTATE NO 2 LIMITED (1660121) – Ceased Director

Ceased Director Resigned 07 Jun 2013
CHRISTCHURCH HERITAGE LIMITED (834980) – Ceased Director
AKAROA HEALTH HUB LIMITED (4648319) – Director & Shareholder
BOSSU NEW ZEALAND DESIGN LIMITED (1493806) (Struck off) – Director
BOSSU ASSET MANAGEMENT LIMITED (1493805) (Struck off) – Director
BYRON PROPERTIES LIMITED (1538576) – Director
CATTLESTOP NO.2 LIMITED (1580876) (Struck off) – Director
PALAZZI LIMITED (1198925) (Struck off) – Director
ALLISON TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (1907448) (Struck off) – Director
WAIMEA FORESTRY NO 3 LIMITED (815245) – Director

Personal Data

Born: 1949
New Zealand
Sex: Male
Married: 19 Children:
Interesting Relationships and Coincidences:  Justice Davidson served as Deputy Chair of the New Zealand Sports Disputes Tribunal from 2003 to 2011 and was National Commissioner for New Zealand Cricket.  Member of Canterbury’s Willows Cricket Club
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