McElroys Barristers & Solicitors, Auckland
January 2004 – April 2008
Various litigation, insurance-based. Professional negligence issues relating to solicitors, real estate agents, engineers, brokers, valuers, financial advisors. Employment and education law issues (including employment issues of school staff) and acting for Boards of Trustees.
Sole counsel in ERA hearings and mediations. Second counsel in successful Employment Court appeal defending a school’s competency process and a justified dismissal. Junior counsel to QC defending historic abuse claims with limitation issues.
Law Clerk/Solicitor, Jones Fee Barristers & Solicitors (now Fee Langstone)
November 2000 – December 2003
Professional negligence claims including claims against solicitors, engineers, valuers, brokers and real estate agents, plus other insurance-based litigation including research on defamation claims.
Junior counsel in HC hearings.