Auckland litigator Murray Ashley Gilbert SC has been appointed a Judge of the High Court, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today.
Justice Gilbert graduated with an LLB from Auckland University in 1977. In 1976 he joined Kensington Swan in Auckland as a law clerk, later becoming a partner in 1985. In 1996 he became a partner with Chapman Tripp. He left to form the partnership Gilbert Walker with Campbell Walker in 2004.
In 2008 Justice Gilbert was appointed Senior Counsel.
Justice Gilbert is a Trustee and Board Member of the National Maritime Museum and General Committee Member of the Royal Akarana Yacht Club.
The new Judge will sit in Auckland.