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Experience

I have very wide experience in every facet of legal practice, as well as commercial and financial knowledge from my work as a company director. I have had extensive experience during the last 32 years as a mediator, negotiator, and in conducting Judicial Settlement Conferences.

I have an understanding of the specific imperatives of resolution of disputes to commercial parties, as well as the different pressures that disputes place on individuals.

Disputes on which I invite you to instruct me include existing litigation in the Senior Courts, Family Court, Environment Court and District Court, but also disputes between persons, companies and other entities before litigation is commenced. This is not an exhaustive list; engagement of an experienced mediator, independent of both sides, in any area where a dispute has arisen is frequently valuable in achieving an early and cost effective outcome. As my experience shows, I am well equipped for appointment to such a role.

8YEARS

On the New Zealand High Court as an Associate Judge.

25YEARS

In practice as a barrister specializing in all areas of civil litigation, at all times placing emphasis on settlement.

12YEARS

As a partner in a major law firm undertaking all types of transactional work including commercial, conveyancing, finance and trusts.

15YEARS

As a director of numerous companies including publicly listed, and wholly owned but independently governed subsidiaries of public companies, engaged in finance, property investment and development, manufacturing. motor vehicle retailing, and local government regulatory administration and management.

15YEARS

As a Resource Management decision maker (over 100 cases including very large infrastructure projects).

15YEARS

As Chairman of a statutory tribunal under the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act.

12YEARS

On the New Zealand Council of Legal Education.

Qualifications

I hold an Ll.B. (Honours) degree from the University of Canterbury. As part of this degree I studied mathematics. I am a member of the New Zealand Law Society and the New Zealand Bar Association (Council Member for 8 years). I have considerable practical experience in building, architecture and design.

Fees

I charge a fixed daily fee for a mediation, plus travel costs where these are necessarily incurred.

Mediation Agreement

On request I will supply a standard form of mediation agreement, terms of engagement, details of my fee, and an estimate of travel costs.

Contact Me

Call me directly on

027 227 6104

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