about Me

I am a skilled litigator with over 15 years’ international experience.  I am an experienced trial advocate and an astute and determined negotiator.   

I work with clients to resolve and avoid disputes. I provide advice and advocacy to individuals, corporations and trustees across New Zealand. 

I understand that facing litigation can be the most stressful event in a person’s life.  I will support you through the uncertainty in an open and transparent way.  I work with a wide range of experts and experienced instructing solicitors to ensure that you get first class representation.

 

Qualifications and Experience

I have a First Class degree in Law from the University of Cambridge.  I began my legal career as a barrister in England, winning a prestigious scholarship from Gray’s Inn, London.  During my 8 years of practice in England I appeared at every tier of the judicial system up to the Court of Appeal, specialist tribunals and Coroner’s Court.  On emigrating to New Zealand I used my expertise in negligence law to represent owners of leaky buildings as a lay advocate before being admitted as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand in 2011.  My practice now includes property and construction disputes, insurance and general commercial litigation including liquidations and contractual disputes.