David accepts instructions from clients and law firms requiring effective representation in matters within his field of expertise.
David gives clients his genuine assessment of their prospects of success. He is recognised as a timely, thorough, and tenacious representative of client interests. He reports regularly using clear language.
Litigation and Advice
David has extensive experience assessing and advising on the prospects of success of claims and defences in his areas of expertise.
In many situations David is able to assist development of workable commercial strategy. Whether with a client on their own, or with a team, he can assist with reducing risk, minimising legal liabilities, improving terms of exploitation of a commercial opportunity, and resolving or avoiding conflict in commercial settings.
David's commercial experience assists with the realisation of workable solutions to commercial disputes.
David is a Fellow of the Arbitrators' and Mediators' Institute of New Zealand. His experience includes appointment as an arbitrator to resolve disputes between a large client and their leading legal advisor. He also has experience in disputes involving major construction projects involving FIDIC, NZIA, NZMB, and NZS 3910 agreements. He is available for appointment as an arbitrator in New Zealand and overseas.
David's commercial and negotiation experience support his skills as a mediator.