NZBA Congratulates Justice Joseph Williams and David Goddard QC
On behalf of the NZBA, President Kate Davenport QC congratulates the Hon. Justice Joseph Williams on his appointment to the Supreme Court Bench. Justice Williams will be the first of the tangata whenua to sit on our most senior Court. His iwi affiliations are Ngāti Pūkenga and Te Arawa (Waitaha, Tapuika).
Ms Davenport notes that Justice Williams has had a highly distinguished career in law and this appointment acknowledges his excellence as both lawyer and judicial officer.
Ms Davenport also extends congratulations to NZBA member, David Goddard QC, who has been appointed as a Judge of the High Court and Court of Appeal. "Many of us would say that this appointment was long overdue," says Ms Davenport. "Mr Goddard has been one of the profession's leading lights for many years, and the NZBA is confident that his judicial career will be equally outstanding."