Graham Taylor

LL B Victoria University of Wellington
LL M (1st class honours) Victoria University of Wellington
PH D Cambridge University

1968 New Zealand
1979 Victoria, Australia

Contact Details
Direct phone  +64-4-4953451
                   +64-4-9380679 (ah)
Mobile phone +64-21-953451
Fax +64-4-4733179

Graham Taylor

Graham Taylor is one of New Zealand's foremost administrative lawyers. He is the author of the New Zealand textbook on Judicial Review and many other publications. He has experience working in private legal practice, government, regulatory authority, and universities, both in New Zealand and overseas. He has worked and studied with many of the great English and Commonwealth public lawyers.

He has received international recognition in this and related fields. Some of his publications have been translated into Italian and Japanese.

Since commencing practice as a barrister in 1987 he has been instructed in over 700 matters and has a success rate of just under 67% overall. In every year has succeeded in over half the matters on which he has been instructed with an annual success rate ranging up to 92.6%.

He acts for both public authorities, and businesses, individuals and groups seeking remedies from public authorities. In this area he has appeared as counsel in many leading cases. He has acted in cases involving disputes with and within incorporated societies. He also specialises in environmental law where he acts for developers as well as those opposing development.

He has appeared in a number of immigration and citizenship cases.

He has acted in two accident compensation cases, one of which established coverage for those suffering from 'sick building syndrome' and the other of which established coverage for spinal deterioration in workers in jobs involving bending and lifting. In general civil litigation he has acted for a wide range of parties in a wide variety of subject areas from land law and wills, through all aspects of administrative law, to commercial tenders and contracts. Over 80 judgments in his cases have appeared in the law reports .

He has been and remains active in legal affairs and in community affairs, primarily in the disabled sector and the Catholic Church.

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