Bill Wilson Q.C.
Bill is a lawyer with extensive experience in public and private litigation in New Zealand, as well as commercial experience.
Since obtaining a Master of Laws degree from Victoria University of Wellington Bill has worked in the law for more than 40 years, including as a litigation partner in Bell Gully from 1971 to 1996, as a Queen’s Counsel from 1996 to 2007 and as a member of the Waitangi Tribunal from 1986 to 1995. In the commercial sector, he was a director of Air New Zealand and chaired the Board of Visa New Zealand Limited.
Bill was appointed as a Judge directly to the Court of Appeal of New Zealand in 2007 and the following year was appointed to the Supreme Court of New Zealand. He resigned from that Court in 2010 to practise as an arbitrator, mediator and legal adviser.