Kevin practises in the area of commercial disputes. He holds a Masters degree in law from the University of Cambridge, presents lectures and seminars to practitioners and students and writes for a number of legal publications. He regularly advises on complex commercial disputes and acts as counsel on trial and appellate cases.
He has particular expertise in intellectual property and has acted as counsel in cases involving copyright, trade mark infringement and registrability (including IPONZ oppositions), patents, design rights, passing off, the Fair Trading Act, domain name issues and breach of confidence. He regularly advises acts on interim injunction disputes for both plaintiffs and defendants. He was named as a “Recommended” barrister for intellectual property and TMT disputes in New Zealand by Doyle’s Guide in 2016.
In addition to intellectual property, Kevin acts on a wide range of other types of disputes and has recently acted on matters involving:
Kevin works with solicitors and patent attorneys throughout New Zealand and Australia on behalf of clients including high profile companies and organisations, Government entities, small and medium-sized businesses and individuals. He regularly receives instructions and conflict briefs from large law firms and specialist intellectual property firms.
Kevin has been a member of Shortland Chambers since 2009.
Prior to joining the independent Bar, Kevin practised in leading firms in Auckland and London: Bell Gully, Auckland (2002 to 2003; 2005 to 2009), Ashurst, London (2004 to 2005) and Russell McVeagh, Auckland (2000 to 2002).
Kevin has presented seminars for the New Zealand Law Society, Auckland District Law Society, IPSANZ, the NZ Institute of Patent Attorneys, various private providers of legal CPD, students at the University of Auckland and the University of Waikato and various law firms in New Zealand and Australia.
Kevin presents seminars and lectures on a regular basis, including the following:
Kevin has written various articles on intellectual property and related matters for his blog about IP law and for other publications including Law News, NZ Lawyer and the following: "Domain name dispute resolution"  NZLJ 35, "The own name defence to trade mark infringement and passing off in New Zealand"  3 NZIPJ 169, "Comparative advertising in New Zealand"  NZLJ 133, "Update on comparative advertising"  NZLJ 159, "Sports sponsorship in New Zealand"  NZLJ 124 and "Severing the ties that bind? The development of a distinctive New Zealand jurisprudence"  8 Waik L Rev 25.
LLB (Hons) (University of Waikato), 1996-99
LLM (University of Cambridge), 2003-04
Barrister Sole: 2009