Gary Judd QC

Gary Judd QC

Legal Opinion: Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Bill

Pae ora adopts the Ministry’s lopsided application of a suspect definition and goes further to create a serious structural imbalance where the determinant is race, not health needs.


Gary Judd QC

Three Waters: Ideological government indulging sectional political constituency

Councils now own drinking water, wastewater and stormwater assets, directly or indirectly. That will change. Only iwi/Māori will have ownership rights. Directly in some respects, indirectly in others. Local authorities will have none.


Gary Judd QC

Free trade, protectionism and the TPP 

The Trans‐Pacific Partnership has again been in the news, this time because initially President Obama was unable to get Congress to give him authority to fast track negotiations because of revolt within his own party but now because he appears to have overcome that difficulty in the House of Representatives although there is still doubt as to whether the Senate will approve the measure.