I practice as a barrister, arbitrator and mediator with a focus on effective dispute resolution through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation. I try to prepare my clients for the dispute resolution process by obtaining an understanding of the facts, testing those facts, explaining the processes available and then working to achieve a positive outcome.
I have wide experience in commercial and civil cases. This includes cases about breach of contract; company and shareholder disputes; directors' and trustees' duties, personal insolvency, copyright infringement; building and construction; insurance; intellectual property; judicial review; relationship property; estates and trusts, tax administration, and trade practices. For selected long term clients I am also a trusted advisor and manage the appointment of other specialist lawyers for particular transactions and assignments.
I enjoy being well organised and have a personal interest in the use of technology to simplify or improve the dispute resolution process. I also have a expertise in mathematics and financial economic analysis as a result of long standing interests and experience.
Master of Commercial Law (First Class Honours) (1994)
Fellow (Arbitration) of Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand
LEADR Mediation Training
New Zealand Bar in 1984
Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand