Tony is an experienced civil and commercial litigator. He holds an LLB(Hons) and a BA in Political Studies from the University of Otago
and was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in 1992.
Since then he has worked in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom, and most recently for 10 years as a partner at a well-known
Wellington firm. Tony joined the Independent Bar in 2018 and has been approved by the Law Society to receive direct instructions.
Tony deals with a broad range of civil, commercial and regulatory litigation, dispute resolution (particularly mediation) and advisory
work in specialist areas. He has appeared as counsel in a variety of first instance Courts and Tribunals, and on appeals, and has
instructed senior counsel in various Courts, including the Privy Council.
Areas of specialisation
Civil, commercial and regulatory litigation, and dispute resolution
Energy - gas/electricity, particularly downstream/retail
Insurance - coverage & claims
Intellectual Property & Information law
Media - defamation, confidentiality/privacy and suppression
Motor trade - general and specialist issues
Property & Lease issues - disputes/earthquake issues
Sports law - rules & disciplinary
Trade practice - consumer, franchising, restraints & competition