My key areas of specialty are:
I also provide general practice advice to a number of companies, trusts and individuals, and act for an institutional lender in domestic mortgage and recovery work.
I have built strong relationships with clients who tell me I’m a ‘good communicator’. I am a great believer in keeping clients informed and updated at all times.
I am focused on achieving workable solutions for clients by providing realistic advice, relying not only on my past and present courtroom experience, but also my commercial experience. I provide advice on how to avoid problems and on reaching sensible and manageable settlements in preference to going to Court where appropriate for the relevant client.
I spent three years working in New Zealand before moving to London in 1987. I advised on mergers, takeovers and acquisitions in the UK before returning to New Zealand in 1990. After several locum assignments I took up an in-house position advising and representing a number of large health industry unions, before becoming part of the legal team at the Employers & Manufacturers Association through to 1996, when I returned to private practice.
I joined Callaghan & Co in 2004 prior to its merger with McVeagh Fleming in December 2011.
LLB, University of Canterbury 1984
Admitted in New Zealand 1988
Admitted in England and Wales 1988
These are varied, although I do have a passion for the outdoors. I have three active daughters whose love of skiing and sailing I also share.