Auckland man charged with injuring High Court judge

An Auckland man has appeared in court for allegedly injuring a High Court judge.

James Lawrence Beaumont Gilliland has been charged with injuring a woman "with reckless disregard for the safety of others".

The alleged victim is Justice Mary Peters, who is a judge at the High Court in Auckland.

Justice Peters was allegedly injured on May 9.

Gilliland, a 29-year-old computer programmer, appeared in the Auckland District Court on Tuesday morning. He did not enter a plea. 

Defence lawyer Emma Priest said she was seeking a two-week remand so a police diversion and a reduction of charges could be considered.

Gilliland will next appear in court on May 29.

Justice Peters said she was unable to comment as the matter was now before the courts.