High Court Justice Susan Elizabeth Thomas

High Court Justice Susan Elizabeth THOMAS

Professional Data:

2014 Judge Survey Score (1-10): not included    Ranking (out of 62): not includedJustice Susan Thomas

Postion & Titles: Various commercial and governmental committees
Judge of: High Court, Auckland, 2014  Previously District Court Judge 2005-2014
Specializations and Professional Interests:  Commercial property, construction and resource management law.  Criminal reform and rehabilitation.
Professional Comments:
Background / Education: Justice Thomas was admitted to the Bar in New Zealand in 1982 and a year later as a Solicitor of England and Wales.  She was employed as a solicitor at the firm of Holmden Horrocks (Auckland) in 1982.  In 1983 she moved to London for almost 10 years, working first for a large development company undertaking major property developments, and also spending two years as an in house counsel for Marks and Spencer PLC, then the largest and most profitable UK retailer.

On return to New Zealand in 1995, Thomas joined Minter Ellison Rudd Watts where she was a partner who specialised in commercial property and resource management law before appointment as a Judge of the District Court in 2005.  During her time as a Judge she became interested in solution-focused judging and in 2012 started a Special Circumstances Court in Wellington to address the most challenged and marginalised offenders.Justice Thomas was appointed a High Court Judge in January 2014 and is based in Auckland.

Degrees:  BA/LLB (Hons) Auckland University, Senior Scholar
Admitted to the Bar: 1982, 1984 as a solicitor of England and Wales
Company Involvements:  none recorded

Personal Data

Born: Sex: Female
Married: Children
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Judicial Decisions Online Involving Susan Thomas

High Court judge appointed: Susan Elizabeth Thomas


Jan 23, 2014 – District Court Judge Susan Elizabeth Thomas has been appointed aJudge of the High Court, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson …

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Auckland gets new High Court judge – New Zealand Herald


Jan 24, 2014 – A new High Court judge has been appointed for Auckland. District Court Judge Susan Thomas has been in the legal profession since …

Congratulations to NZ’s new High Court Judge, Susan …


Jan 25, 2014 – District Court Judge Susan Elizabeth Thomas has been appointed aJudge of the High Court of New Zealand.

People in the Law – NZ Law Society


People in the Law. District Court Judge Susan Thomas has been appointed a High Court Judge and will sit in Auckland. Justice Thomas was sworn in on 31 …

Cop’s behaviour with informant ‘reprehensible’ | Stuff.co.nz


May 4, 2010 – Last week, in Wellington District Court, Judge Susan Thomasdismissed the woman’s claim for damages, but found it “more likely than not” that …

[PDF]Annual Report 2012 – 2013 – Institute of Judicial Studies


Nov 5, 2013 – I also wish to acknowledge the Hon Justice Susan Glazebrook who retired as Chair of … Judge Susan Thomas, District Court Committee.

[PDF]Faculty of Law Annual 2004 – 2005 – University of Auckland


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Results 1 – 11 of 11 – District Courts Rules 2009 : amendments and review / by Judge Susan … NZlawyer (Online), By: Thomas, SusanGibson, BrookeKellar, Paul …

[PDF]NZTDT 2013-17.pdf – Education Council


She then produced copies of: o The oral judgement and sentencing notes of District Court Judge. Susan Thomas; and ‘. A certified copy of the relevant Entry in …

Family and District Court appointments | Scoop News

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Feb 11, 2005 – Attorney-General Margaret Wilson today announced the appointments of David Burns as a Family Court judge and Susan Thomas as a District