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The Hon Sir William Young KNZM QC

Full Title: The Hon Sir William Young KNZM QC
Category: Honorary Benchers
Bench Call Date: 30.6.2009

Sir William Young has been President of the Court of Appeal of New Zealand since 2006.  He has a degree in law conferred by the University of Canterbury and a PhD from the University of Cambridge.  He worked in a law office in Christchurch before taking up practice as a barrister in crime, civil, commercial and tax litigation, acting latterly for, among others, the NZ Serious Fraud Office and the NZ Commissioner of Inland Revenue.  He took Silk in 1991.  He was appointed a Judge of the High Court of New Zealand in 1997 and a Judge of the Court of Appeal in 2004.