Paul leads our litigation and dispute resolution team. His innovative and enthusiastic approach, developed over twenty years litigation experience, puts Paul in an excellent position to not only resolve disputes but also advise clients how to avoid them.
Paul has acted for individuals, SME’s, trading banks, charitable companies and insurers. His specialist areas include shareholder and business law, building and construction, estate litigation, insurance, and relationship property. Paul has appeared in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court, District Court, Environment Court, Family Court, Maori Land Court, and Weathertight Homes Tribunal. Paul is admitted to the Bar in New Zealand, Australia and Fiji.
Paul understands business, having several years experience as a director of companies in the not-for-profit, aged care and property sectors.
Paul enjoys his work. This he balances with his love of sailing, tramping, travel and music. Paul and his wife have two teenage children and one large boisterous dog.
The majority of cases settle short of a full trial.