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.
LLB (Hons) (University of Waikato), 1996-99
LLM (University of Cambridge), 2003-04
Barrister Sole: 2009