Rodney Hansen CNZM QC

Professional Experience

Rodney completed his LLB (Hons) degree at the University of Auckland, receiving the Auckland Law Society Prize for the best undergraduate record. He also qualified as an accountant, becoming an Associate Chartered accountant in 1969. From 1973 to 1991 he practiced with Simpson Grierson and predecessor firms. He joined Shortland Chambers as a barrister sole in 1991 and took silk in 1995. He served as a High Court Judge from 1999 to 2014 when he re-joined Shortland Chambers to practise as an arbitrator, mediator and to offer general advisory services and litigation support.

From 1996 to 1999 Rodney was president of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association. He was president of the Legal Research Foundation from 1999 until 2006 and was made of Fellow in 2014.