Te Aka Matua welcomes new Kaikōmihana Claudia Geiringer

Published: 2 May 2022

New Kaikōmihana | Commissioner, Claudia Geiringer, has been welcomed to Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission at a whakatau today led by the Commission’s Māori Liaison Committee chair, the Hon Justice Williams KNZM.

Geiringer is taking leave from her position as chair in Public Law at Te Herenga Waka | Victoria University of Wellington. President of the Commission Amokura Kawharu said it was an important day for the Commission and both she and Justice Williams acknowledged the significant legal expertise Geiringer brings to her new role.

Kawharu also acknowledged the contributions of outgoing Kaikōmihana Helen McQueen. “Helen served the Commission with dedication and distinction”, Kawharu said. “During her time at Te Aka Matua she oversaw major reviews in family law covering relationship property, succession and surrogacy”.