2003 TO DATE
Simon has practised as a barrister sole since December 2003. He appears regularly in the High Court and the Court of Appeal and has made and opposed applications for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court. He also appears in the District Court, Human Rights Review Tribunal, the Employment Court, the Family Court, the Weathertight Homes Tribunal, the Real Estate Agent’s Licensing Board and before disciplinary
committees of the New Zealand Law Society and the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and before School Boards of Trustees. He has assisted clients with interviews with
the Serious Fraud Office, the Inland Revenue Department and the Securities Commission.
In addition to litigation, Simon provides legal opinions and risk management advice.
Simon has presented seminars for the New Zealand Law Society and Lexis Nexis. He is an author for Thomson Reuters in relation to civil procedure . He has been a member of the Law Reform
Committee of the New Zealand Law Society and the faculty of the NZLS Litigation Skills programme. He has served as a member of the Courts Committee of the Auckland District Law Society and is a member of the New Zealand Law Society Consultative Committee for Continuing Legal Education. He is Deputy Chair of Youth Law Aotearoa, a community law centre, which assists children and young people.
He completed his Masters of Laws with First Class Honours specialising in International Law and was awarded the Fowlds Memorial Prize for most distinguished masters student for 2013. He is continuing his academic work as a PhD candidate at the University of Auckland.
1998 - 2003
In late 1998 Simon moved to London where he took up a position with insurance law firm, Barlow Lyde & Gilbert. At Barlows, Simon practised insurance and professional negligence
litigation and developed particular expertise in relation to claims against accountants, solicitors and valuers.
In 2000 Simon was placed on secondment as an in-house lawyer with PricewaterhouseCoopers in London and subsequently accepted a permanent position with PwC. He was promoted to director of the United Kingdom firm of PwC.
Simon’s role at PwC included giving advice on a wide range of
legal and risk management issues, presenting risk management seminars and developing risk management policies for PwC at national and international level.
Simon was a member of committees of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (“ICAEW”) and developed ICAEW policy on various risk management issues.
In particular, he was instrumental in formulating the ICAEW guidance concerning the inclusion of disclaimers in audit reports in response to the Scottish judgments in Royal Bank of Scotland
v Bannerman. This has led to a worldwide practice of auditors including such disclaimers.
1994 - 1998
Between 1994 and 1998 Simon worked in Auckland for law firm Morrison Morpeth, which became Morrison Kent. He appeared regularly in the District Court, High Court and the Court of
Appeal. Simon also served as a member of the Public Issues committee of the Auckland District Law Society.
Simon Judd graduated from the University of Auckland in 1994 with an LLB (Hons) degree and a BA majoring in political studies.