Alan attended Auckland Grammar School before commencing his law degree at Auckland University where he graduated with LLB (Hons). He was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship in 1967 and attended Oxford University where he gained a BCL in 1970. Alan went to the Bar in 1979 and was appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1987.
Whilst dedicating most of his time to the Law, Alan has maintained his passion for athletics and is a keen runner, successfully competing in World Masters Championships over the years. He is also known for his interest in horse racing and breeding and is proud to be part owner of a successful stud farm in the Waikato.
Alan has appeared as counsel in commercial litigation on behalf of Air New Zealand, Auckland City Council, Auckland International Airport Ltd, Bank of New Zealand, Brierly Investments Limited, Cards NZ Ltd, Commerce Commission, Feltex Carpets directors, Fisher & Paykel Ltd, Fletcher Challenge Limited, Fonterra Co-Operative Ltd, Lion Nathan, Manukau City Council, National Provident Fund, Natural Gas Corporation, Perry Corporation Limited, PPCS Limited, Vector Ltd.
LLB (Hons) (Auck)
Barrister Sole: 1979