I am an experienced Barrister, with 25 years plus litigation and dispute experience specialising in franchising, employment, estate and contract disputes.

My skills are in problem solving and trouble shooting. I come to grips quickly with key issues and I aim to make the process of handling disputes economical and timely. My many years of experience has taught me that people do not like drawn out and expensive disputes. I can assist to make the process quicker, more economical and less stressful.

Current appointments:
• Board Member, New Zealand Franchise Association Inc. 
• Lecturer, Auckland University, in Franchising and Joint Ventures.
• Member, NZ Law Society Interviewing Panel

Franchising: I have acted on behalf of both franchisors and franchisees in over 200 franchise disputes, involving challenged breach notices, restraint of trade clauses, Fair Trading Act and misrepresentation claims, good faith, misuse of confidential information and other post termination disputes. I have had a lot of success in navigating franchisees through the process of handling disputes in franchise systems that are not working for them.

Employment: I act for both employers and employees in personal grievances, redundancies, restructuring, disciplinary investigations, restraint of trade cases and breach of confidence.

Wills and estates: I have acted in a range of contested and more complicated wills and estate issues, including applications to validate unsigned wills, trust disputes and Family Protection Act claims.

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