Justice John Anthony Faire has been appointed a Judge of the High Court, according to Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson.
Justice Faire graduated with an LLB (Hons) from Auckland University in 1971. He joined the Hamilton law firm of Stace Hammond Grace & Bishop in April 1971 and the following year was admitted to the partnership of that firm.
Between 1972 and 1977 Justice Faire was a part time senior lecturer in the Business Management Faculty of University of Waikato
. He spent three years as an Examiner of the NZ Society of Accountants for Commercial Law from 1975 to 1977.
Justice Faire is an author of the New Zealand Commentary – Interpleader in Halsbury’s Laws of England and co-author of various other publications, including Sim Court Practice.
In 1996 he retired from partnership and was appointed a Master of the High Court, becoming an Associate Judge of the High Court when the title changed in 2004. In 2011 he was appointed a Temporary Judge of the High Court from February to June 2011.
The new Judge will sit in Auckland.