SAL Annual Lecture 2024: Oceans Apart? New Zealand’s Place in the Common Law Family

Date/ Time: 19 July 2024; Registration: 5.30pm | Lecture: 6.30pm | Reception: 7.30pm

Venue: Auditorium, Supreme Court of Singapore, 1 Supreme Court Lane, S(178879)


Oceans Apart? New Zealand’s Place in the Common Law Family

by Chief Justice Winkelmann, Supreme Court of New Zealand


In the Singapore Academy of Law Annual Lecture 2024, Chief Justice Winkelmann will discuss how the common law has developed to meet the circumstances of New Zealand society, while keeping strong ties to the global common law family.


This event is Complimentary and for Members only.

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CPD Points : 1

Singapore Law

Event Programme
5.30pm Arrival of guests and Registration
6.10pm All guests to be seated
6.15pm Arrival of
The Right Honourable Dame Helen Winkelmann, Chief Justice of New Zealand, and
The Honourable the Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon
6.20pm Opening Remarks
by The Honourable the Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon
6.30pm SAL Annual Lecture 2024
Oceans Apart? New Zealand's Place in the Common Law Family
by The Right Honourable Dame Helen Winkelmann, Chief Justice of New Zealand
7.30pm Cocktail Reception
9.00pm End of Reception



The Rt Hon Dame Helen Winkelmann

Chief Justice of New Zealand 


The Rt Hon Dame Helen Winkelmann is New Zealand’s 13th Chief Justice.


After a career in commercial litigation the Chief Justice was appointed a High Court Judge in 2004, Chief High Court Judge in 2010, and to the Court of Appeal in 2015, before being appointed Chief Justice in 2018.


Chief Justice Winkelmann was the New Zealand representative on the Board of the Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration until October 2020, and from November 2012 to November 2019 was Chair of Te Kura Kaiwhakawā | the Institute of Judicial Studies – the body responsible for providing continued education to judges. The Chief Justice has been an active supporter of judicial education in the Pacific region, and currently heads up the Pacific Justice Sector Programme, a programme funded by New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and directed at supporting access to justice and the rule of law in the Pacific. As Chief Justice, she has identified facilitating access to justice, connecting the courts to the community, and supporting a representative and diverse judiciary as her priorities.

SILE Accredited CPD Activity

Number of Public CPD Points: 1

Practice Area: Others/Multi-disciplinary

Training Level: General

SILE Attendance Policy

Participants who wish to obtain CPD Points are reminded that they must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. For this activity, this includes signing in on arrival and signing out at the conclusion of the activity in the manner required by the organiser, and not being absent from the entire activity for more than 15 minutes. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy will not be able to obtain CPD Points for attending the activity. Please refer to for more information.


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