Christopher Hinkson appointed chief justice of B.C. Supreme Court

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      Prime Minister Stephen Harper has named Christopher Hinkson as chief justice of the B.C. Supreme Court.

      Hinkson, whose appointment was announced today (November 8), succeeds Robert Bauman, who was elevated to the post of chief justice of the B.C. Court of Appeal in June.

      A UBC law graduate, Hinkson first joined the Supreme Court bench in 2007 and moved to the Court of Appeal in 2010.

      He was called to the B.C. bar in 1976, and formerly worked as a lawyer in the areas of medical malpractice, personal injury, professional negligence, commercial litigation, human rights, and administrative law.