Auckland Barrister Michael Robinson (pictured) has been appointed a Judge of the High Court, Attorney‑General David Parker announced today.
Justice Robinson graduated with a BA and an LLB (Hons) from the University of Auckland in 1996, and commenced practice as a solicitor with Brookfields in Auckland. In 1998 he travelled to London where he spent two years working at Richards Butler, Solicitors. Justice Robinson returned to New Zealand in mid-2000 and took up a role as a Senior Solicitor at Russell McVeagh.
In 2005 Justice Robinson joined Simpson Grierson as a Senior Associate, becoming a partner in 2007, and developing a leading litigation and restructuring and insolvency practice.
In April 2019 Justice Robinson began practice as a barrister sole at Shortland Chambers in Auckland. In December 2019 he was one of the founding members of Mills Lane Chambers. As a barrister sole, he specialised in insolvency, banking and financial services, company law and general commercial litigation.
Justice Robinson will sit in Auckland.