3 June 1965 |
Auckland, New Zealand
|Occupation||lawyer, academic and priest|
|Alma mater||University of Auckland|
Noel Cox, FRHistS (born 3 June 1965) is a New Zealand-born lawyer, priest and a professor at Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom. He is a specialist in constitutional law, and an advocate of the Monarchy in New Zealand, having being a long-term Chairman of the Monarchist League of New Zealand, now Monarchy New Zealand. He was also Convener of the Auckland District Law Society Public Issues Committee. He was Head of the Department of Law and Criminology at Aberystwyth University, in Wales, 2010-2013, and Head of the Department of Law at the Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, 2004-2009. He is a priest in the Church in Wales.
He holds the degrees of LLB, LLM, MTheol, MA, PhD, as well as an LTh, a Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Teaching and a Certificate in Tertiary Teaching. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS).
His main field of research interest is constitutional law (mainly aspects of the Crown, and ecclesiastical law). His work has been published in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, the Netherlands, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. He has presented conference papers in Australia, England, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the United States of America, and Wales. He has taught in New Zealand, the Czech Republic, Poland and the United Kingdom.
Cox was Professor of Law, and 2004-2009 Head of the Department of Law, of the Faculty of Business and Law, at the Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. He has also been a Visiting Fellow at the University of Cambridge (St Edmund's College and Wolfson College) and The Australian National University. He taught for a decade at the Auckland University of Technology before moving to the United Kingdom.
He is a barrister. He was admitted and enrolled as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand 1988, admitted and enrolled as a Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of New South Wales 1999, admitted as a Barrister of the Supreme Court of Tasmania 1999, registered as a Practitioner of the Supreme Court of South Australia 1999, registered as a Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory 2001, admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria 2004, admitted as a Barrister of the Supreme Court of Queensland 2004, and registered as a Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory 2004. He was admitted as a Barrister-at-Law by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple 2011.
Cox is a defender of the monarchy in New Zealand. He was Chairman of the Monarchist League of New Zealand from 2000 – 2010. He regularly comments in the media about issues pertaining to the Crown and the monarchy.
Cox was an ordinand in the Diocesan Training Programme of the Diocese of Auckland, Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia 2009-2010, and Sacristan at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell, Auckland 2009-2010. From 2010 he was an ordinand in the Diocese of St Davids, Church in Wales. He was ordained a deacon in St David's Cathedral 30 June 2012, and is serving his title in the diocese as Non Stipendiary Assistant Curate in St Padarn's Church, Llanbadarn Fawr (since 2013, in the Group Benefice of Llanbadarn Fawr and Elerch and Penrhyncoch and Capel Bangor). Cox was ordained a priest 29 June 2013.
Cox is a member of the following organisations: Commonwealth Lawyers Association, Legal Research Foundation, The Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society, the International Association of Amateur Heralds, the Burgon Society (Fellow), The Royal Historical Society (Fellow), The Society of Legal Scholars, The Ecclesiastical Law Society, the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, The University of Auckland Legacy Society, The University of Wales Guild of Graduates, the International Commission and Association on Nobility, the Irish Peers’ Association (Associate Member), the Centre for Law and Religion (Distinguished Academic Associate), and l'Académie européenne des sciences des arts et des lettres (Corresponding Member).
He has the Grand Cordon of the Royal and Hashemite Order of the Pearl of the Sultanate of Sulu (since 16 August 2011) and is Legal Advisor to the Royal House. He is Legal Adviser of the Association of the Envoys Extraordinary of the Royal Lao Government in Exile (under approval of HRH Crown Prince Soulivong Savang, Head of the Lao Royal Family, and under guidance of HE Professor Khamphoui Sisavatdy, Prime Minister of the Royal Lao Government in Exile ) 2014, and a Knight, Order of Civic Merit (2014). He is a member of The St John Cymru-Wales Council for Ceredigion, specifically as liaison and guidance officer for Aberystwyth LINKS, the division based at Aberystwyth University.
His major publications include:
- Technology and Legal Systems (Ashgate Publishing Ltd, Aldershot, 2006; ISBN 978-075-464-544-3) 267 pages;
- A Constitutional History of the New Zealand Monarchy: The evolution of the New Zealand monarchy and the recognition of an autochthonous polity (V.D.M. Verlag Dr. Müller Aktiengesellschaft & Co. K.G., Saarbrücken, 2008; ISBN 978-3-639-00877-7) 332 pages;
- Church and State in the Post-Colonial Era: The Anglican Church and the Constitution in New Zealand (Polygraphia (NZ) Ltd, Auckland, 2008; ISBN 978-1-877-33260-9) 338 pages;
- The catholicity of ordained ministry in the Anglican Communion: An examination of the ecclesiology implicit in the validity of orders debate (V.D.M. Verlag Dr. Müller Aktiengesellschaft & Co. K.G., Saarbrücken, 2009; ISBN 978-3-639-12036-3) 168 pages;
- Academical Dress in New Zealand: A Study (V.D.M. Verlag Dr. Müller Aktiengesellschaft & Co. K.G., Saarbrücken, 2010; ISBN 978-3-639-29927-4) 284 pages;
- Constitutional paradigms and the stability of states (Ashgate Publishing Ltd, Farnham, 2012; ISBN 978-0-7546-7920-2) 306 pages.
- The Enforcement of Professional Ethics and Standards in the Kenyan Legal Profession with Tom Odhiambo Ojienda (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013; ISBN 978-1-4942-4528-3) 274 pages;
- Sir Henry Rider Haggard: A collection of commentaries on his novels (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013; ISBN 978-1-4943-97746) 266 pages;
- Theological Reflections: Some thoughts on the road to ordination (Ardwyn House Publishing, Aberystwyth, 2014; ISBN 978-1-4948-4096-9) 116 pages;
- Four months in Europe: A New Zealand academic at large (Ardwyn House Publishing, Aberystwyth, 2014; ISBN 978-1-4948-4995-5) 190 pages;
- Selected Sermons, 2009-2013 (Ardwyn House Publishing, Aberystwyth, 2014; ISBN 978-1-49491483-7) 90 pages;
- Constitutional responses to paradigmatic shifts in technology (Ardwyn House Publishing, Aberystwyth, 2014; ISBN 978-1-4960-6238-3) 98 pages.
A series of monographs republish the majority of his refereed journal articles and book chapters, as well as some other legal publications:
- The law of the church in the twenty-first century: Essays on law and religion (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013; ISBN 978-1-4927-5859-4) 304 pages;
- Essays on Constitutional Law: with particular emphasis on the Crown (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013; ISBN 978-1-4937-5933-0) 728 pages;
- Collected Essays: Part 1 (Ardwyn House Publishing, Aberystwyth, 2014; ISBN 978-1-4944-5657-3) 568 pages;
- Collected Essays: Part 2 (Ardwyn House Publishing, Aberystwyth, 2014; ISBN 978-1-4947-3303-2) 688 pages.
In addition, he is the author of some 56 refereed journal articles, 20 book chapters, and over 150 other articles. The works are in the fields of constitutional law, legal history and ecclesiastical law.
- Monarchist League of New Zealand - Chairman
- ADLS - Committee Members
- Aberystwyth University
- Church in Wales - clergy database
- Royal Historical Society
- Cambridge University Reporter "College Notices" No 615715 July 2009 Vol cxxxix No 37
- Aberystwyth University
- The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
- ADLS - Committee Members
- NZCity - Unfair trials feared by lawyers
- Fairfax - Taser shouldn't be rushed - committee
- Official website - Biography - Officers Held
- New Zealand Herald - We Are Not Amused By Poll
- TVNZ - Queen Arrives In New Zealand
- WikiNews - Interview with Noel Cox
- Royal Absence Disappoints Some - The Dominion Post
- The Dominion Post - Time to cut the Last Apron Strings?
- TVNZ - National Party Policy Proposals
- Australian Monarchist League
- Church in Wales - clergy database
- Pobl Dewi June 2012 page 5
- Church Times 5 July 2013, "Petertide Ordinations"
- The Burgon Society
- Centre for Law and Religion
- [Rules relating to the Acceptance and Wearing of Commonwealth, Foreign and International Honours by New Zealand Citizens, 23 July 2007: 21. Honours conferred by the head of a former reigning Royal House of a foreign country. No approval is required for the acceptance and wearing of an honour conferred by the head of a former reigning Royal House of a foreign country as a personal honour. Such honours are worn at the discretion of the recipient, but may not be worn on an official uniform.]