Commenced practice as a barrister sole on 1 February 2010.
Was previously a Crown Counsel at the Crown Law Office for 13 years from January 1997 to January 2010.
Earlier legal experience included two years as a commercial solicitor at Caudwells, Dunedin (1991 to 1993) and three years as the Regional Solicitor for the Department of Conservation's West Coast Conservancy (December 1993 to December 1996).
Experience and Expertise
Specialist in civil litigation, including:
Appearing in numerous judicial review proceedings, declaratory judgments, tort claims, contract claims, equity proceedings and statutory appeals.
Undertaking employment investigations.
Involvement in inquiries and reviews.
Appearing in resource management hearings.
Appearing as counsel at all levels from the Privy Council and Supreme Court to the Land Valuation Tribunal.
Negotiating settlements for a large number of proceedings.
Appointments, memberships and publications
Gambling Commissioner (three year term commencing on 1 January 2011)
Member of Legislation Advisory Committee
Member of Legal Aid Provider Central Selection Committee (two year term from February 2012)
Member of: NZLS Ethics Committee, NZBA Council, LEADR, LEANZ
Consultation Requirements, webinar, NZLS CLE Ltd, September 2012
Adjunct for Laws 381 Civil Procedure, Trimester One, 2013, Victoria University
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