BCom/LLB University of Auckland, New Zealand 1994

Admitted as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand in 1995

Admitted as a barrister and solicitor in England and Wales in 1999

Solicitor Advocate – The Higher Rights of Audience (Civil) – England and Wales 2004


Barrister, O’Connell Street Chambers,  Auckland

Conveniently located at the heart of Auckland’s legal district.

2008 TO 2015

Barrister, Chancery Chambers, Auckland

Involved for the last four years in numerous cases arising out of the collapse of the Blue Chip Group including:

  • bankrupting Mark Bryers
  • obtaining an urgent liquidation order of the publicly listed parent company, then called Northern Crest Investments Limited
  • pursuing claims in negligence against valuers
  • pursuing claims in negligence against solicitors

This case load resulted in more than 80 claims being made in District and High Courts, a number of which went to trial; dealt with the resolving of the balance of the claims and is still involved in resolving complicated issues with insurers relating to professional indemnity policies.

2002 – 2008

Partner, Clinton Solicitors, Covent Garden, Central London

A boutique law firm and market leader in the entertainment, digital media and creative industries:

  • acted for many notable musicians and authors and successfully pursued £30m claims in the Technology and Construction Court relating to an automated distribution facility

2000 – 2002

Solicitor, Geisler Laws Manning, London

A firm which provided specialist counsel for General Motors:

  • undertook litigation matters arising out of General Motors’ operations including a Technology and Construction Court matter involving a claim in excess of £20m

1995 – 1999

Solicitor, Grove Darlow & Partners

  • trained and qualified at this firm, one of New Zealand’s then leading and busiest litigation firms