Paul leads our dispute resolution team with an innovative and enthusiastic approach. His special interest areas include insurance, shareholder and business disputes, will and estate challenges, judicial reviews and relationship property.
He enjoys both the strategy of leading cases, and advocacy in Court. In his twenty plus years’ in the law he has won cases across all Courts and most tribunals in New Zealand. He is admitted to the Bar in NZ, Australia and Fiji. Paul also has a knack for finding alternative strategies to resolve conflict without the need for a full trial.
Paul has lived abroad in Europe, Australia and Fiji. He has experience as a director of companies in the not-for-profit, aged care and property sectors, and in a variety of voluntary organisations including Coastguard. He balances his legal work with his love of sailing, tramping, travel and music, and a faithful German Shepherd dog that usually accompanies him to work