The 2016 New Zealand Power Lawyer List . .

41. Hon. Douglas White

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Former Court of Appeal Judge Douglas White QC assumed his role as president of the Law Commission upon his retirement in 2012.

Also a Judge of the Cook Islands’ Court of Appeal he practised previously as a litigator with Kensington Swan before moving to the bar in 1986 handling an extensive practice in civil law, as well as various government-appointed roles.

He was a legal assistant with the Law Commission in London from 1970-1971 and Pro-Chancellor and Chancellor of Victoria University from 1990-1999.

He also holds a key role in the rugby world having served three consecutive terms with the Rugby World Cup as the Disputes Panel Chairman, dealing with any breaches of the tournament terms of participation applicable to teams.

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