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Justice William Young

  • 14 May 2009

Justice William Young has had broad litigation practice, including crime, civil, commercial and tax litigation. In the last years of practice, primary clients were the Serious Fraud Office and the Commissioner of Inland Revenue. He appeared at all levels of the courts hierarchy including the Privy Council.

Justice Young has been involved with New Zealand Law Society and Canterbury District Law Society educational programmes and, since appointment to the bench, with the Institute of Judicial Studies, including Council membership, preparation of a number of papers and primary authorship of its Criminal Jury Trials Bench Book. He is the author of "Summing Up to Juries - What Jury Research says about Current Rules and Practice" [2003] Crim LR 665 and co-author of chapter in Witness Testimony: Psychological, Investigative and Evidential Perspectives (Oxford University Press 26 October 2006).