David is a barrister specialising in Family Law who prides himself on being able to offer good and practical advice to clients in all areas of Family Law and at any level.
David has over 20 years of experience and regularly undertakes briefs in respect to Relationship Property, Care of Children, Estate Litigation, Adoption, PPPR and care and protection (CYFS) cases. He has also been instructed by the Family and High Court to act for children as a member of the Senior Lawyer for Child Panel and as Counsel to assist the Court, and is a member of the panel of Mental Health (Compulsory Treatment) Act lawyers. David has also been a member of the ADLS Family Law Committee and presented seminars to assist in the development of other lawyers.
David also works with clients in forming plans and structures to protect assets both before and during relationships from claims arising from relationship breakdowns. He has close relationships with other professionals to ensure that such planning is as effective as possible in allowing for whatever the future may be.
As a Mediator qualified through the New Zealand Law Society David is also able to undertake mediations to assist parties in any dispute to try to work through any problems and ideally reach positive decisions themselves. He is able to undertake either FDR mediations or at a private level.
David recognises that the individual needs for each particular client and their particular situation require a careful plan to ensure that the best possible outcome is achieved, whether that plan calls for skill in representation in Court, negotiation with other professionals or both.