Death of former President, Sir Grant Hammond

Publication Date 
21 June 2019

We note with deep sadness the death on 31 May 2019 of Sir Grant Hammond who was President of the Law Commission between 2010 and 2016. During that time, Sir Grant made an extremely significant contribution to the law reform work of the Commission.

Before his appointment to the Commission, Sir Grant had a distinguished career in practice in Hamilton, as an academic in Canada and at Auckland University where he was Dean of the Law School, as a law reformer in Canada where he was head of the Alberta Law Reform Commission, and as a Judge in New Zealand where he was appointed to the High Court in 1992 and then to the Court of Appeal in 2004.