Nationality: New Zealander
Area of Expertise:
Legal System of Expertise:
LLB Canterbury University 1964
LLM Canterbury University 1965
Fellow Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators of New Zealand Inc.
1964-1972; Barrister and Solicitor specialising in commercial litigation.
1972-1985; Barrister sole Christchurch specialising in commercial litigation, and arbitration. Lecturer in law University of Canterbury. Moderator for New Zealand of law papers.
1985-2003; District Court Judge specialising in civil and commercial cases. Judge of The Environment Court. Judge of the Land Valuation Court. Accident Compensation Appeal Judge. Chairman of the District Courts Rules Committee. Chairman New Zealand Law Society legal Education Committee. Member of The Council of Legal Education of New Zealand.
2003 to date; Taxation Review Authority having concurrent jurisdiction with the High Court in revenue matters, Hearings Commissioner Resource Management Act. Arbitrator and commercial Mediator. Member of The Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand Inc. 15 years. Council Member 6 years.