Mark O'Regan

The Honourable
Sir Mark O'Regan
Justice of the Supreme Court
Assumed office
1 September 2014
Personal details
Born (1953-01-01)1 January 1953

Sir Mark Andrew O'Regan KNZM (born 1953) is a New Zealand lawyer and jurist. He was the President of the Court of Appeal of New Zealand until his elevation to the Supreme Court of New Zealand in 2014.


Educated at St. Patrick's College, Silverstream, he graduated from Victoria University of Wellington.[1] He was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court in 1977 and became a partner with the law firm Chapman Tripp in 1984. As a lawyer, he was known particularly for his expertise in relation to commercial law.[2] He co-authored the New Zealand Law Commission paper which led to the eventual adoption of a register for personal property securities in New Zealand.

He was appointed to the High Court in 2001 and to the Court of Appeal in January 2004.[1] He was elevated to the Supreme Court in 2014.[3]

In the 2013 New Year Honours O'Regan was appointed a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the judiciary.[4]


  1. 1 2 Chris Finlayson (9 June 2010). "New Supreme Court judge and Court of Appeal President announced". New Zealand Government. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  2. "Kiwis First - Mark O'Regan".
  3. "New Supreme Court and Court of Appeal appointments announced". NZ Lawyer. 20 June 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  4. "New Year Honours 2013" (29 January 2013) 8 The New Zealand Gazette 293.

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