Judge Laurence Ryan has been appointed the acting Principal Family Court Judge for a period of six months, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today.
Judge Ryan will replace Judge Boshier, who joins the Law Commission.
Judge Ryan has served as a Family Court Judge since his appointment in 1996. He sits in Auckland.
Judge Boshier officially retires as Principal Family Court Judge in December 2012. Judge Ryan’s appointment will take effect from 10 November 2012.