Justice allowed to retain ‘The Honourable’ title after retirement

by Sol Dolor21 Aug 2017
Hon John Gerard Fogarty gets to retain the title “The Honourable” in recognition of his service as a former judge of the High Court of New Zealand, according to the New Zealand Law Society.

The approval came from Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy after Fogarty’s retirement sitting in the Christchurch High Court on 11 August.

Fogarty graduated with an honours law degree from the University of Canterbury and a master’s of law from the University of Toronto. He joined Christchurch firm Weston Ward & Lascelles in 1978, eventually becoming a partner at the firm.

He became a barrister sole in 1985 and took silk in 1990. He is a trained mediator and arbitrator and is a specialist in public law and commercial law. He was appointed as a High Court judge in 2003, sitting in Christchurch.

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