Pheroze-JagoseWellington barrister Pheroze Jagose – a person of Parsi Indian descent – and a highly acclaimed legal professional has been recently appointed as a Judge of the High Court.

The announcement of this appointment was made earlier in the month of July by Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson and the swearing ceremony was held in Wellington on Thursday, July 27.

Justice Jagose will sit in Auckland.

Justice Jagose graduated with an LLB from the University of Auckland in 1987 and commenced employment as a legal officer with the Northern Government Officers’ Union in Auckland. In 1989 he graduated with an MA in International Relations from Lancaster University and began working as a legal officer with the New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association.

In 1995 Justice Jagose joined the Wellington office of Chapman Tripp as a solicitor, specialising in telecommunications and other corporate commercial litigation. Justice Jagose became a partner at Chapman Tripp in 2000.

Justice Jagose commenced practice as a barrister sole in February 2016, specialising in competition and trade practices as well as the company, securities, employment, public and administrative law. He has appeared at all levels of New Zealand’s legal system, including in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

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