Justin is a Partner of C&M Legal and leads the firm’s civil and regulatory litigation practice.With over 11 years’ exposure to civil and regulatory litigation, Justin acts for a variety of private and corporate clients on a spectrum of dispute resolution issues including from neighbour disputes and debt recoveries to large-scale employment, farming and oil and gas issues.
As a Senior Crown Prosecutor Justin has considerable court advocacy experience, prosecuting serious criminal jury trials in the District Court and High Court, and appeals to the Court of Appeal.
As part of the firm’s civil and regulatory litigation practice, Justin also assists a number of Government departments and ministries with regulatory enforcement and prosecution issues including New Zealand Customs, the Inland Revenue Department and the Department of Internal Affairs. He also leads the firm’s team that advises local government clients on a wide-range of issues including:·
- Significant debt recoveries;
- Animal control;
- Drafting, implementing and enforcing bylaws; and
- Building, land and resource management disputes and issues.
Justin’s involvement in the above areas sees him regularly conduct seminars for the New Zealand Police and local government clients on a number of important legal issues.
Because a significant part of the firm’s civil litigation practice involves employment disputes, Justin’s team also acts for both employees and employers providing clients with expert advice on:
- Employment agreements;
- Disciplinary procedures and performance management;
- Personal grievance procedures; and
- Mediation of employment issues.
Together with Alan Johnston and Nina Elliot, Justin also assists clients with the sale and purchase of real estate, both residential and commercial.
“Outside of ‘work life’ I enjoy spending as much time as I can my young family, being involved with surf lifesaving and competing in Ironman triathlons.”
- Civil litigation
- Criminal Prosecution
LLB BSc – Partner
Admitted to the bar 2002