Articles by Sir Geoffrey Palmer since 2011
Rt. Hon. Sir Geoffrey Palmer QC was a law professor in the United States and New Zealand before entering politics as the MP for Christchurch Central in 1979. In Parliament he held the offices of Attorney-General, Minister of Justice, Leader of the House, Deputy Prime Minister and Prime Minister. On leaving politics in 1990 he was a law professor at the University of Iowa and Victoria University of Wellington. In 1994 he became a Foundation Partner of Chen & Palmer Public Law Specialists where he remained until 2005 when he was appointed President of the Law Commission (2005-2010). He has appeared extensively in the superior courts including the Privy Council. Sir Geoffrey is a Distinguished Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Public Law and the Law Faculty at the Victoria University of Wellington.