Justice Christine Ruth French has been appointed a Judge of the Court of Appeal, Attorney General Christopher Finlayson announced today.
In 2008 Justice French was appointed a Judge of the High Court, based in Christchurch.
She graduated from the University of Otago in 1981 and went on to attend Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship, graduating BCL in 1983.
In 1984 Justice French commenced practice with the Invercargill law firm of French Burt Partners specialising in general civil litigation and employment law. Justice French became a partner in French Burt Partners in 1988.
Justice French’s appointment to the Court of Appeal will commence on 6 August 2012.