I commenced practice as a barrister and solicitor in January 1990.
From 1999 until to April 2009 I was a partner at Kensington Swan, Solicitors, and, for three years, was the national head of the litigation department of that firm. In April 2009 I moved from practice as a barrister and solicitor to practice as a barrister sole. I retired from the Kensington Swan partnership and set up chamber a stones throw from the Auckland High Court. In April 2013 I moved my Chambers to the 31st Floor of the Vero Centre in Shortland Street.
My specialty area is commercial litigation with an emphasis on insolvency, securities, professional negligence (in particular valuers) and contractual disputes.
I have appeared as counsel in over 30 trials, appeared before the Court of Appeal on 8 appeals, and appeared and succeeded in two high profile cases in the Privy Council and the Supreme Court respectively.
I was also counsel for one of the named parties in the Wine box Commission of Inquiry that ran for more than a year.
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