Former Non-Permanent Judge of the Court of Final Appeal (1997-2006)
Robin Brunskill Cooke became a Non-Permanent Judge of the Court of Final Appeal in 1997.
Lord Cooke was born in New Zealand in 1926. He obtained a LLB and LLM from the Victoria University College in 1949 and 1950 respectively, and a MA and PhD from Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge in 1953 and 1955 respectively. He was called to the New Zealand Bar in 1950 and the English Bar at the Inner Temple in 1954. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1964 and became an Honorary Bencher of the Inner Temple in 1985.
In 1972, Lord Cooke was appointed a Judge of the New Zealand Supreme Court. In 1976, he was appointed a Judge of the New Zealand Court of Appeal. From 1986 to 1996, he served as the President of the New Zealand Court of Appeal. He sat as a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary between 1996 and 2001.
Lord Cooke died in 2006.