Justice Susan Glazebrook - MA, LLB (Hons)

Justice Glazebrook started her legal career at Simpson Grierson, was appointed to the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

Justice Susan Glazebrook

Justice Susan Glazebrook holds a MA in history with First Class Honours, a LLB (Hons) and a Dip Bus (Finance) from University of Auckland, where she was a junior lecturer in history from 1976 to 1979. In 1988, she gained a DPhil from the University of Oxford.

In 1986 Justice Glazebrook began her legal career at Simpson Grierson, where she became a partner specialising in tax and finance law. While at the firm, she served on a number of boards and government advisory committees, including the National Provident Fund, South Auckland Health, the State Sector Reform Steering Committee and the Tax Education Office Committee. She was President of the Inter Pacific Bar Association, an organisation of business lawyers in the Asia Pacific region, in 1998.

Justice Glazebrook was appointed to the High Court in 2000, followed by the Court of Appeal in 2002 and then the Supreme Court in 2012. She was a member of the Advisory Council of Jurists for the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions from 2002 to 2012 and she chaired the Institute of Judicial Studies, the body responsible for judicial education in New Zealand, from 2007 to 2012.

Justice Glazebrook was the recipient of Auckland University’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2005 and was made a Dame Companion to the New Zealand Order of Merit (DNZM) in 2014. She is currently the President-Elect of the International Association of Women Judges.