Hon. Sir John Hansen

Hon. Sir John Hansen

Service: Arbitration, Arb-Med, Mediation, Expert Determination, Early Neutral Evaluation

LLB

Qualifications:

  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New Zealand.
  • Barrister of the Supreme Court of New Zealand.
  • Barrister and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Western Australia (16 August, 1985).
  • LEADR Advanced Mediation Course.
  • 1966 Clerk, Collier & Taylor, Barristers & Solicitors, Dunedin, New Zealand .
  • 1967 Solicitor, Aspinall, Joel & Co., Barristers & Solicitors, Dunedin, New Zealand.
  • 1967-69 Solicitor/Barrister, John E. Farry, Barristers Solicitor, Dunedin, New Zealand.
  • 1969-79 Partner, John E. Farry & Hansen, Barristers & Solicitors, Dunedin, New Zealand.
  • 1979 Hong Kong Judiciary (variously Magistrate, Coroner, Family Court Judge, District Court Judge, Master of the Supreme Court.
  • 1988 Appointed Master of the High Court of New Zealand sitting in Christchurch.
  • 1993 Temporary Judge of the High Court of New Zealand (from 1 February).
  • 1995-2008 Judge of the High Court of New Zealand (from 11 March)(Senior Puisne Judge from 2004).
  • 1997 to 2008 Executive Judge, South Island.

1960’s

  • Business Manager, Otago University Students Executive.
  • Secretary, Otago University Law Students Association.
  • Foundation President, New Zealand Legal Association, Otago Branch.

1970’s

  • Member Organising Committee, New Zealand Law Society Conference, 1980 (until departure to Hong Kong).
  • Chairman Kaikorai Rugby Football Club Inc., Dunedin, New Zealand.Committee.
  • Committee Member Dunedin Cricket Club.

1980’s

  • Captain of Cricket, Kowloon Cricket Club, Hong Kong.
  • Manager Hong Kong Cricket XI to Malaysia/Singapore 1983 and I.C.C. Associate Members Trophy U.K. 1986.
  • Member Hong Kong Supreme Court Rules Committee, Hong Kong.
  • Member Hong Kong Supreme Court Rules Sub-Committee. (Responsible for drafting a new Supreme Court Ordinance & Rules).
  • Member Law Reform Commission, Hong Kong.

1988 to Present

  • 1988 – 1998 Member of the Rules Committee of New Zealand.
  • 1995 Speaker on Letters of Credit, Jakarta.
  • 1996 Speaker on Judicial Independence & Human Rights at FIDA Conference Hong Kong.
  • 1996 – 2004 Chair of the New Zealand Case Management Committee.
  • May 1997 Speaker at World Bank Conference, “Justice Through Case Management” on reforms to the administration of Justice in Trinidad Tobago.
  • 1997 – 2004 Department for Courts Change Board. (Overseeing an $80 million modernisation programme, including work processes for all jurisdictions, together with computer support mechanisms).
  • 1998 Inns of Court Fellowship, Lincoln’s Inn, London, and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London.
  • 1998 Speaker at inaugural dinner of the Denning Society, Lincoln’s Inn, London.
  • 1997 – present Mediator in Singapore Court International Dispute Resolution Centre.
  • 1999 – Keynote Speaker Australian Institute of Judicial Administration Annual Conference, Adelaide.
  • 2003 – Manager New Zealand Team, Hong Kong International Cricket Sixes Tournament.
  • 2003 – present President, Willows Cricket Club, Christchurch.
  • 2006 – Presented F W Guest Memorial Lecture, University of Otago.
  • 2007 – Chairman, final appeals committee for Rugby World Cup.
  • 2007 – Appointed International Cricket Council Code of Conduct Commissioner.
  • 2008 April Appointed Consultant to Legal Issues Centre, Law Faculty, Otago University.
  • 2008 –June made a Distinguished Companion of The New Zealand Order of Merit (DCMNZ).
  • 2008 – Appointed to JCA’s Appeal Panel.
  • 2008 – Trustee Canterbury Youth Development Trust.
  • 2008 – Trustee Christchurch Casino Charitable Trust.
  • February 2009 – Appointed Independent Chair Stakehoders’ Group For Dunedin Stadium.
  • March 2009 – Appointed to Court of Appeal Solomon Islands.
  • April 2009 – Appointed to Court of Appeal Western Samoa.
  • April 2009 – Appointed to the NZRFU Appeals Council.
  • April 2009 – Appointed to IRB Judicial Panel.
  • June 2009 – Appointed Rulings Panel for the Gas Industry.
  • August 2009 – Reinvested as KNZM.
  • August 2009 – Appointed by Dunedin City Council as Chair of Dunedin Venues Management Limited.
  • October 2009 – Appointed to Board of New Zealand Cricket.
  • November 2009 – Appointed Chair of the Legal Services Agency.
  • May 2010 – Appointed Chair Canterbury Clinical Network.
  • August 2010 – Appointed chair Dunedin Venues Limited.
  • September 2010 – Appointed Chair of Red Cross Canterbury earthquake Commission.