It’s my job to be
my client’s voice
in the courtroom.


I address judges and juries. It is a great job. It is an important job. But, actually, it is more than a job. It is a vocation with great responsibility and one that I take very seriously.

I do not judge people, I advocate for people. To me, to advocate means to persuade and I persuade hard. I prepare thoroughly and I leave no stone unturned in pursuing your defence. No lawyer can guarantee any particular outcome. That is not how the law works. But I can promise you that I will fearlessly pursue your interests and never give up. There is no such thing as a hopeless case.

I grew up in the provinces but nowadays choose to call Auckland home. I have only ever been a lawyer. I qualified in 2004 and have worked and lived in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. I have had lots of different roles in different firms and organisations but, to be honest, the most important thing that I take from my experiences are the interactions with people (good and bad) and the relationships I have built with people. These are the experiences that have shaped me, mostly for the better.

I know the law, and that should be a given when you talk to a lawyer, but more importantly I know people. And I believe that fundamentally people believe in fairness and they believe in justice. I choose to be a criminal lawyer because it gives me the opportunity to talk about these very important things every-day on behalf of my clients. To try and make a difference, in what is more often than not pretty trying circumstances, is a privilege.

If you have got a problem, give me a call and let’s have a chat.

"Life is never easy. There is work to be done and obligations to be met—obligations to truth, to justice, and to liberty."

– John F. Kennedy

Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Laws with Honours
    (Victoria University of Wellington, 2002)
  • Bachelor of Arts
    (Victoria University of Wellington, 2002)
  • Barrister and Solicitor High Court of New Zealand
  • Solicitor England and Wales (non-practising)
  • Full CV available on LinkedIn ›
Memberships
  • New Zealand Law Society
  • Auckland District Law Society
  • Criminal Bar Association
Legal Aid Approvals
  • Provider Approval Levels 1-3
  • Court of Appeal and Supreme Court
  • Parole
  • Duty Lawyer
  • Public Defence Legal Assistance (PDLA)
If you need a lawyer, give me a call.