Legal Equity Champion Chief Judge Christina Inglis Receives Honorary Doctorate

The first woman Main Judge of the Work Courtroom Christina Inglis will obtain an honorary Medical professional of Law from Te Herenga Waka―Victoria College of Wellington at its December 2022 graduation.

“This award recognises Christina’s contribution to the law and judiciary, especially in the locations of employment and human legal rights,” states Chancellor John Allen.

“As Chief Judge, she has drawn certain consideration to issues relating to entry to justice, the affect of transforming social norms and the balancing of rights and pursuits in the work partnership.”

Main Decide Inglis finished a Master of Law with Honours at Victoria College of Wellington and a Grasp of Arts with Honours at the University of Canterbury.

She has broad knowledge in the law with a primary target on civil litigation, community legislation, and employment law. She served as a Crown Counsel at Crown Law for many many years and led the Crown Regulation Human Legal rights Staff. She sat on the Advisory Board of the New Zealand Centre for Human Rights Law and Exercise. 

Chief Decide Inglis now chairs the judicial diversity committee Te Awa Tuia Tangata, which the Chief Justice and Heads of Bench founded to push alter in direction of accomplishing a varied judiciary across all courts. In addition, she sits on the board of the Access to Justice Advisory Group, a joint initiative of the Chief Justice and Chief Govt of the Ministry of Justice with a unique concentration on accessibility to civil justice, is a member of the Judicial Carry out Advisory Committee, and sits on the Electronic System (for Courts and Tribunals) Advisory Team.

Chief Choose Inglis was appointed to the Work Courtroom in 2011 and in 2017 became the Court’s first woman Main Judge. She is the initially female judge to acquire an honorary doctorate from the College.

“Christina has carried out considerably to spotlight the issues and prospects thrown up by new electronic technologies and social media, the off-placing (if not crippling) fees of the litigation approach, and the have to have to address limitations to the employment institutions, especially for susceptible staff,” claims the Chancellor.

Main Judge Inglis is acutely conscious of the have to have to guarantee that work legislation keeps speed with societal transform and is obtainable to all.

Her robust perception of social justice was evident at a recent meeting when she asked what takes place to people personnel and employers, who are not living in poverty but can not find the money for the high service fees that accumulate when pursuing or responding to work disputes to mediation and further than.

“And what of other prospective barriers, including the spectre of identify publication, information and facts deficits, vulnerability and other non-financial impediments?”

The University appears ahead to honouring Chief Decide Inglis at their first whole graduation because December 2021.