Susan Glazebrook

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The Honourable
Dame Susan Glazebrook
Justice of the Supreme Court
Assumed office
6 August 2012
Preceded by Sir Peter Blanchard
Judge of the Court of Appeal
In office
24 May 2002 – 6 August 2012
Personal details
Born 8 February 1956

Dame Susan Gwynfa Mary Glazebrook, DNZM (born 8 February 1956), is a judge of the Supreme Court of New Zealand.

Glazebrook has an MA (1st Class Hons), an LLB (Hons) and a DipBus (Finance) from the University of Auckland and a DPhil from the University of Oxford in French legal history.[1] Before being appointed to the High Court in May 2000 she was a partner in law firm Simpson Grierson[1] and a member of various commercial Boards and government advisory committees. She was Research Assistant to the late historian Sir Keith Sinclair.

She served as President of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association,[2] the leading organisation for commercial lawyers in the Asia Pacific region in 1998.

Glazebrook was appointed a judge of the High Court of New Zealand on 14 December 2000, having served until that time as temporary judge of that court.[3] She was appointed to the Court of Appeal on 24 May 2002.[4]

On 6 August 2012 she was appointed to the Supreme Court.[5]

In the 2014 Queen's Birthday Honours, Glazebrook was appointed a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the judiciary.[6]


  1. ^ a b "New Appeal Court chief". New Zealand Herald. 14 May 2002. Retrieved 20 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Profile,, December 2010; accessed 24 April 2016.
  3. ^ 2000 "Appointment of temporary Judge made permanent" (30 November 2000) New Zealand Gazette Online 4144, Notice 9736; retrieved 7 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Appointment of Judge of Court of Appeal, the Hon Susan G M Glazebrook" (30 May 2002) New Zealand Gazette Online 1509, Notice 3523; retrieved 7 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Appointment of Judge of the Supreme Court" (2 August 2002) New Zealand Gazette Online 2540, Notice 4855; retrieved 7 August 2012.
  6. ^ "Queen's Birthday honours list 2014". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 2 June 2014. Retrieved 24 April 2016.