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Who is the ACC Judge that has retired?

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 12:59 AM

A little snippet in this RESERVED JUDGMENT OF JUDGE D A ONGLEY relating to Gary Green's

Green v Accident Compensation Corporation [2012] NZACC 272 (14 August 2012)
http://www.nzlii.org...C/2012/272.html

Judge Ongley states: "The matter was referred to me after the retirement of another judge who could not deal with the appeal before the expiry of his judicial warrant. I regret that I have not been able to attend to it promptly"


Does anyone know which Judge it is, of those whom have been hearing
http://www.acc.co.nz Appeals, that has retired?

Of course we must remember Judges can get their warrants extended and be oncall as Judge Robert Kerr was in his advancing years.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 01:18 AM

Is it Judge Barber?

He has been in the systems for a very long time for someone whom "retired" as a District Court Judge in 1997.


http://gg.govt.nz/co...-qso-wellington

Judge Paul Barber, QSO, Wellington

http://gg.govt.nz/si...2%20%287%29.jpg

For services to the State. Judge Paul Barber was appointed a District Court Judge in 1981. He retired from the bench in 1997. During this period he worked as the Taxation Review Authority and held the position of Pharmacy Appeal Authority from 1985. Since 1997 he has held both Taxation Review Authority and Customs Appeal Authority positions. He has been hearing Accident Compensation Appeals since 1997. He was the Shop Trading Hours Commissioner from 1979 to 1983 and a Judge of the Arbitration Court in 1986. Judge Barber was recently appointed Chair of the Real Estate Agents Disciplinary Tribunal

http://www.justice.g...f-the-tribunal/

Judge P F Barber (Chairperson)

Judge Barber was a senior commercial partner with Young Swan McKay & Co in Wellington from 1963 until his appointment as a District Court Judge in 1981 sitting in Criminal and Civil Courts. He was the Shop Trading Hours Commission (1979 to 1983), Taxation Review Authority (1981 until 2012), Pharmacy Authority (1986 to 2006), a Judge of the Arbitration Court of NZ (for 1986), and Executive Judge for the NZ Tribunal Judges from 1990 to 1997 and from 2003 to 2010. Over 1986 to about 2006 he chaired the Pharmacy Board of Appeal. He also handled Accident Compensation District Court Appeals from 1995 to 2012. On 30 September 2011, Judge Barber was sworn in as Chairperson of the Real Estate Agents Disciplinary Tribunal. He continues as the Customs Appeal Authority (from 1997).

Judge Paul Barber QSO thread
http://accforum.org/...aul-barber-qso/
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:05 AM

didnt Judge Cadenhead reitire???

im a bit behind the 8 ball here

J Beattie said in court...3 full time Judges..(himself, Barber and Joyce)

plus 2 newly warranted appointed Judges for the ACC circuit....dont know theie names...he didnt state them....



I guess if someone has enough time to scroll thru the NLII...and see the appointed Judges names of the front sheet of appeals...might be able to figure out who???
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Posted 26 August 2012 - 06:56 PM

From our post #2 and from information that is in http://www.justice.g...f-the-tribunal/ relating to Judge P F Barber

"He also handled Accident Compensation District Court Appeals from 1995 to 2012."

Note the word "handled" is past tense.

So we can assume it is Judge P F Barber that has retired & whose judicial warrant has expired which would result in his no longer be doing ACC Appeal Court work.


It also states that "Judge Barber was a senior commercial partner with Young Swan McKay & Co in Wellington from 1963"
which would make him close to 70 years of age, that of around retirement age.

Young Swan McKay & Co is understood to now be known as Kensington Swan Lawyers.


http://www.kensingtonswan.com/

From an article in nzlawyermagazine in 2010.
http://www.nzlawyerm...86/Default.aspx

Create incentives for older judges to retire

Currently, there are financial incentives for older judges to stay on the bench rather than retiring, as District Court Judges Doogue and Walker pointed out in “Judicial Diversity [No 2]”: “Clearly, there is an incentive for Judges to not retire until age 70 because an earlier retirement results in an immediate cessation of the substantial Crown superannuation contribution and salary… So there are fiscal imperatives for Judges appointed after 30 June 1992 to not retire.”

Those financial incentives mean that the judiciary is not “refreshed” by new blood as often as it might be, and that policies concerning judicial diversity will take much longer to take effect than would otherwise be the case.

Hodder commented 35 years ago that it would be desirable to have a younger judiciary (in “Judicial Appointments in New Zealand”). He suggested reducing the age for the mandatory retirement of judges to 65 years, introducing a limitation period of 20 years upon the holding of a judicial office, and amending the Government Superannuation Fund Act 1956 so that a judge could resign with the maximum retiring allowance after no more than 15 years’ service.

More recently, similar proposals were made by District Court Judges Doogue and Walker in “Judicial Diversity [No 2]”. “One solution to the ageing Bench prospect could be that Judges who have reached a particular age or number of years of service (say, 16) be entitled to reduce to part-time of no less than, say, [six] months per annum. They would expect a superannuation contribution (and salary) pro-rata to the time employed.”

Retirement age for judges raised from a 2007 article
http://www.nzherald....jectid=10426105

The retirement age of judges was raised to 70 today after Parliament passed the Judicial Retirement Age Bill.

http://www.legislati.../DLM145710.html


13 Age of retirement


Every Judge, other than a former Judge appointed under section 11 or section 11A or a person who is deemed by section 58(10) to be a Judge, shall retire from office on attaining the age of 70 years.

Section 13: substituted, on 14 October 1981, by section 3(1) of the Judicature Amendment Act 1981 (1981 No 40).

Section 13: amended, on 6 March 2007, by section 4 of the Judicature Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 3).
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Posted 26 August 2012 - 07:16 PM

If you want to find out when other Judges whom hear http://www.acc.co.nz cases are likely to retire may we suggest you use Google to assist you.

It will show up with a Judges career history, including when they first started out in Law as lawyers.

It is a very useful tool to find information using keywords like a person's name...

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