Chief Justice welcomes High Court appointment - Justice Jane Anderson

The Chief Justice welcomes the Attorney General’s announcement today of the appointment of Auckland King’s Counsel Jane Anderson as a Judge of the High Court.


Justice Jane Anderson was admitted in 1991, after graduating from the University of Canterbury with an LLB (Hons). She began her professional career as a solicitor with Rudd Watts & Stone. In 1994, she took a leave of absence to attend the University of Oxford, graduating with a Bachelor of Civil Law with First Class Honours in 1995.

Justice Anderson left Rudd Watts and Stone in 1998 to commence practice as a barrister sole. From 1998 to 2000 she was a part time lecturer in Intellectual Property at the University of Auckland.

In 2002, Justice Anderson joined Shortland Chambers, and in 2016 she was appointed a Queen’s Counsel. Justice Anderson specialised in civil litigation, primarily in commercial, corporate, contract, trust, relationship property and property matters, and has acted on large scale commercial disputes and in domestic and international arbitration.

Justice Anderson will take up her appointment on 20 May 2023, sitting in Auckland.

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