|The Right Honourable
Sir Ron Davison
GBE CMG QC
|10th Chief Justice of New Zealand|
3 February 1978 – 4 February 1989
|Nominated by||Robert Muldoon|
|Appointed by||Sir Keith Holyoake|
|Preceded by||Richard Wild|
|Succeeded by||Thomas Eichelbaum|
16 November 1920 |
|Spouse(s)||Jacqueline May Carr|
Sir Ronald headed the government inquiry (1994–1997) into certain matters related to overseas company taxation, popularly known as the Winebox Inquiry. This involved allegations against a number of parties including the merchant bank Fay Richwhite. He also presided over the 1994 inquiry into the Family court proceedings involving the Bristol family, which resulted in a number of changes being made to New Zealand's child protection legislation.
He married Jacqueline May Carr in 1948, and they have 3 children.
Sir Ronald's son Paul Davison QC is a prominent New Zealand barrister who prosecuted, among other cases, the trial of Scott Watson for the murders of Ben Smart and Olivia Hope in the Marlborough Sounds on January 1, 1998.
- "Former Chief Justices". Courts of New Zealand. Retrieved 11 January 2011.
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