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Hon. Justice Paul R. Heath

Judge of the High Court of New Zealand

Current Position

Judges' Chambers
High Court
P.O. Box 60
Auckland,
New Zealand

Tel: 0064 9 916 9678
Fax: 0064 9 916 9613
Email: paul.heath@bankside.co.nz

Class: XI (2000)Circuit: International

Education

Auckland University, LL.B. (1978)

Professional Career

Judge, High Court of New Zealand (2002-)
Commissioner, New Zealand Law Commission (1999-02)
Queen's Counsel, self-employed (1998-02)
Consultant, Stace Hammond Grace and Partners Barristers and Solicitors, Hamilton New Zealand (1995-98)
Partner (1983-02), Stace Hammond Grace and Partners Barristers and Solicitors, Hamilton New Zealand (1981-95)
Employee, Stace Hammond Grace and Partners Barristers and Solicitors, Hamilton New Zealand (1981-83)
Office Solicitor, Commercial Affairs, Department of Justice, Auckland (1978-81)

Affiliations

New Zealand Society's Commercial & Business Law Committee, Convener (1995-98)
Joint Insolvency Committee (established by New Zealand Law Society and Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand to consider law reform issues) (1994-99); Judicial Member of Committee (2005-08)
American Bankruptcy Institute
INSOL International
International Bar Association, Committee J

Publications

Heath & Whale on Insolvency LexisNexis, Wellington (looseleaf) Co-consulting Editor
Preparation of first draft for UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-border Insolvency: The Judicial Perspective acknowledged in the Preface to the text
"Where's the Gold? The Case of the Missing Bullion," Annual Review of Insolvency Law 2012, eds. Sarra and Romaine, Carswell
"Consumer Bankruptcies: A New Zealand Perspective," 37 Osgoode Hall L.J. 427 1999
"Insolvency Law Reform: The Role of the State," NZ Law Review 569 1999
"Consumer Bankruptcies: A New Zealand Perspective," Osgoode Hall Law Journal 1999
"Insolvency Law Reform: The Role of the State," New Zealand Law Review 1999
1999; 01 Responsible for Law Commission report NZLC 52 (Cross-Border Insolvency) and SP2 (Priority Debts in the Distribution of Insolvent Estates) and SP11 (Insolvency Law Reform: Promoting Trust and Confidence)
"International Insolvencies: A New Zealand Perspective," 6 Insolv L.J. 90 1998
"Superannuation Schemes and Insolvency," 3 NZBLQ 43 1997 (with Professor Julie Maxton)
1996 "Preferential Payments on Bankruptcy and Liquidation in New Zealand: Are they Justifiable Exceptions to the Pari Passu Rule?" 4:2 Waikato Law Review 24
"Group Insolvencies in New Zealand-Pooling and Contribution Orders," International Insolvency and Creditors' Rights Report 17 1994 , Vol. 6, No. 2
"Laws of New Zealand, Insolvency," Butterworths NZ 1994
1991 "Proposals Under Part XV Insolvency Act: Is the Public Interest Relevant?" NZLJ 52