Judge Craig Coxhead
Ngāti Makino, Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Maru
Judge Coxhead graduated from Waikato Law School with a LLB Honours in 1994, was admitted to the bar in 1995 and completed a LLM in 2000. Judge Coxhead worked in private practice with McCaw Lewis Chapman working mainly in the area of Treaty of Waitangi work, Māori land issues, criminal and general civil litigation. Following private practice Judge Coxhead was a senior lecturer at the University of Waikato School of Law lecturing in both graduate and post graduate courses.
He was appointed to the Māori Land Court bench in 2008 and is a judge in Rotorua and Presiding Officer for the Te Paparahi o Te Raki inquiry. He is a former president of Te Hunga Roia Māori o Aotearoa – the New Zealand Māori Law Society.
Judge Coxhead is a consultant editor to the Māori Law Review.
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