My practice is focused on commercial cases in the High Court. Prior to joining Shortland Chambers in 2016, I was a partner for eight years at Gilbert Walker, a specialist litigation firm.
In the past few years I have acted in various civil and criminal cases arising from finance company collapses; in the ongoing Green trust litigation and the Torchlight penalty fee litigation; regularly for a major liability insurer and one of the country's largest banks; and for several prominent law and accounting firms. Earlier in my career I worked at the Court of Appeal as Judge's Clerk to the late Sir Ivor Richardson, at Russell McVeagh, and for four years in the litigation team at Herbert Smith in London.
I hold a BA/LLB (Hons) from the University of Auckland, where I graduated top of my law school year, and an LLM from Harvard University, which I attended as a Fulbright Scholar. I was admitted to the bar in New Zealand in 1998, in New York in 2003, and as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2003. I have been listed as a leading individual in Who's Who Legal, Chambers, and the Legal 500. I have contributed to legal education and the profession as a lecturer at the University of Auckland, as a faculty member on the Litigation Skills course, and as a Law Society Standards Committee member.
BA/LLB (Hons) (Auckland)
Barrister Sole: 2016