Chief Judge Wilson Isaac
Ngāti Porou, Tūhoe, Ngāti Kahungunu
Chief Judge Wilson Isaac was appointed to the Māori Land Court in 1994, becoming deputy chief judge of the court in 1999 and chief judge in August 2009. In September 2009, he was also appointed chairperson of the Waitangi Tribunal. He is the resident judge at the Gisborne office and presides over the Tairāwhiti and Takitimu districts. Chief Judge Isaac presided in the Mohaka ki Ahuriri and northern South Island inquiries and is currently presiding over the National Park inquiry.
Educated at Saint Pauls Collegiate, Hamilton, and at Otago University, Chief Judge Isaac spent 17 years at Burnard Bull and Company, Gisborne, where he developed an extensive practice in Māori land law and family law.
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