Mark O'Regan

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The Honourable
Sir Mark O'Regan
KNZM
Judge of the Supreme Court of New Zealand
Incumbent
Assumed office
1 September 2014
Personal details
Born (1953-01-01)1 January 1953

Sir Mark Andrew O'Regan KNZM (born 1953) is a New Zealand lawyer and jurist. He was the President of the Court of Appeal of New Zealand until his elevation to the Supreme Court of New Zealand in 2014.

Biography[edit]

Educated at St. Patrick's College, Silverstream, he graduated from Victoria University of Wellington.[1] He was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court in 1977 and became a partner with the law firm Chapman Tripp in 1984. As a lawyer, he was known particularly for his expertise in relation to commercial law.[2] He co-authored the New Zealand Law Commission paper which led to the eventual adoption of a register for personal property securities in New Zealand.

He was appointed to the High Court in 2001 and to the Court of Appeal in January 2004.[1] He was elevated to the Supreme Court in 2014.[3]

In the 2013 New Year Honours O'Regan was appointed a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the judiciary.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Chris Finlayson (9 June 2010). "New Supreme Court judge and Court of Appeal President announced". New Zealand Government. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Kiwis First - Mark O'Regan". 
  3. ^ "New Supreme Court and Court of Appeal appointments announced". NZ Lawyer. 20 June 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "New Year Honours 2013" (29 January 2013) 8 The New Zealand Gazette 293.