Justice Fitzgerald, Sally
2014 Judge Survey Score (not listed)
|Postion & Titles:|| Associate, Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand Inc (AMINZ)
Vice President, AMINZ Appeals Tribunal
Member, New Zealand Law Society Disciplinary Tribunal
|Judge of:||High Court, since 2016||Auckland|
|Specializations and Professional Interests:||Consumer and Marketing Law, Dairy Industry, Energy, Information Communications and Technology, International Trade and Investment, Investigations, Media and Entertainment, Tax Disputes, Telecommunications
“Recent Experiences” listed on Fitzgerald’s CV prior to her judicial appointment include:
|Professional Comments:||Author, ‘Arbitration’ chapters of Sims High Court Practice.|
|Background / Education:||Fitzgerald graduated with an LLB (Senior Scholar) from Victoria University of Wellington in 1992.
In 1992 Justice Fitzgerald joined the Wellington office of Russell McVeagh as a solicitor before taking up a position in 1994 at Clifford Chance, London practising in the area of international dispute resolution.
She became a senior solicitor at Debevoise and Plimpton, London in 1998 before returning to Russell McVeagh in 2001. In 2003 Justice Fitzgerald joined the Australian law firm Mallesons Stephen Jaques. She returned to New Zealand at the end of 2006 and joined the partnership of Russell McVeagh where she is currently a member of the Board of Management.
Justice Fitzgerald has specialised in commercial dispute resolution, including regulatory investigations and proceedings, tax litigation, and arbitration law and practice.
Sally Fitzgerald was named the New Zealand Litigation Lawyer of the Year at the 2015 ILO Client Choice Awards and Australasian Women in Business Law Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year in 2013.
|Degrees:||LLB, Victoria University of Wellington, 1992|
|Admitted to the Bar:||1992|
|Company Involvements:||Matakana Olive Oil Co-Operative Limited (1866613) – Shareholder|
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