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).