Hon Rodney Hansen CNZM QC

Profile

A former High Court Judge, Rodney has a well-established practice in the areas of mediation and arbitration.  After retiring from his role as judge in 2014, Rodney has specialised in alternative dispute resolution, mediation, arbitration, dispute and conflict resolution, legal and litigation consulting, expert determinations, and commercial and civil disputes.

Rodney draws on a wide range of experience, insight and wisdom including:

  • An accounting qualification
  • An honours degree in law
  • Experience as a practising accountant and in business
  • 25 years practice as a litigation partner, barrister and Queen's Counsel
  • 14 years as High Court Judge and Divisional Judge of the Court of Appeal
  • Specialist experience and qualifications in dispute resolution including Fellowship of the Arbitrators and Medators Institute of New Zealand
  • Completion of the Bond University mediation course.

A strong believer in giving back to the profession, Rodney's mentoring experience has ranged from providing informal expert advice to colleagues, to regular support of junior barristers.  Outside work Rodney's interests include reading, music, theatre, gardening and yoga.

Profile

A former High Court Judge, Rodney has a well-established practice in the areas of mediation and arbitration.  After retiring from his role as judge in 2014, Rodney has specialised in alternative dispute resolution, mediation, arbitration, dispute and conflict resolution, legal and litigation consulting, expert determinations, and commercial and civil disputes.

Rodney draws on a wide range of experience, insight and wisdom including:

  • An accounting qualification
  • An honours degree in law
  • Experience as a practising accountant and in business
  • 25 years practice as a litigation partner, barrister and Queen's Counsel
  • 14 years as High Court Judge and Divisional Judge of the Court of Appeal
  • Specialist experience and qualifications in dispute resolution including Fellowship of the Arbitrators and Medators Institute of New Zealand
  • Completion of the Bond University mediation course.

A strong believer in giving back to the profession, Rodney's mentoring experience has ranged from providing informal expert advice to colleagues, to regular support of junior barristers.  Outside work Rodney's interests include reading, music, theatre, gardening and yoga.

Profile

A former High Court Judge, Rodney has a well-established practice in the areas of mediation and arbitration.  After retiring from his role as judge in 2014, Rodney has specialised in alternative dispute resolution, mediation, arbitration, dispute and conflict resolution, legal and litigation consulting, expert determinations, and commercial and civil disputes.

Rodney draws on a wide range of experience, insight and wisdom including:

  • An accounting qualification
  • An honours degree in law
  • Experience as a practising accountant and in business
  • 25 years practice as a litigation partner, barrister and Queen's Counsel
  • 14 years as High Court Judge and Divisional Judge of the Court of Appeal
  • Specialist experience and qualifications in dispute resolution including Fellowship of the Arbitrators and Medators Institute of New Zealand
  • Completion of the Bond University mediation course.

A strong believer in giving back to the profession, Rodney's mentoring experience has ranged from providing informal expert advice to colleagues, to regular support of junior barristers.  Outside work Rodney's interests include reading, music, theatre, gardening and yoga.

Areas of practice

Additional information

Professional Activities

Memberships

Other offices and memberships include:

  • 2017: Judge of Kiribati Court of Appeal
  • 2017: Judge of Samoa Court of Appeal
  • 2014: Fellow, Arbitrators' & Mediators' Institute of NZ (AMINZ)
  • 2014: Fellow, Legal Research Foundation
  • 2014: Judge of Tonga Court of Appeal
  • 2014-2019: Judge of Pitcairn Court of Appeal
  • 2014: Member, NZ Law Society
  • 1999-2006: President, Legal Research Foundation
  • 1996-1999: President, Commonwealth Lawyers Association

Honours and Awards

  • 2014: Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the judiciary.

Qualifications

LLB (Hons)

Admitted: 1969

Barrister Sole: 1991

Silk: 1995

High Court Judge: 1999 to 2014

Hon Rodney
Hansen CNZM QC
rodneyhansenqc@shortlandchambers.co.nz
+64 21 688 356
+64 9 309 1769
Shortland Chambers