I am a Court lawyer with 38 years experience and have represented 3,000+ clients in the District Court, High Court and the Tribunals.


I completed a BA, LLB & law professionals in 1980, set up my own firm in 1985 and was awarded the New Zealand Law Society Litigation Skills Diploma in 1987


I hold a Commercial Pilot Licence (Aeroplane) and 'B' cat and 'D' cat instructor ratings, a glider towing rating, a Qualified Glider Pilot certificate and a 'C' cat gliding instructor rating. I have 3000+ hours p in c.


I communicate effectively with aviation clients and with lawyers and judges about aviation issues.


I am a published author. My latest book is Umberto Nobile and the Arctic Search for the Airship Italia  (Fonthill Press, 2017). I write a monthly aviation law column in New Zealand Aviation News.


My experience and expertise were recognised in August 2018 when I was elected to a Membership of the Royal Aeronautical Society (MRAeS). 


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  • I have 38 years legal experience in the office and courtroom and have held a CPL (A) and ‘B’ and ‘D’ cat instructor ratings since 1975.
  • I have acted for clients with a wide range of legal problems including aviation law problems.
  • My combination of legal and aviation experience gives me the edge when it is needed and it makes communication with clients more efficient and good outcomes more likely.