Matt Rhodes

LLB, BA, Associate

Matt is an associate in the Firm’s Dispute Resolution team, supporting Shane Campbell.  Matt joined the Firm in 2021, having spent three years in the litigation team elsewhere.
Matt’s practice covers all aspects of civil litigation, with a particular focus on commercial litigation, insolvency and contentious trusts and estate disputes. He has appeared in both the High Court and District Court.
Matt also specialises in Sports Law, and is a member of the Sports Tribunal’s Legal Assistance Panel. He has acted for athletes before the Sports Tribunal in anti-doping and selection disputes.  His position as a panel lawyer for the Sports Tribunal enables anti-doping clients to access funding from the Drug Free Sport NZ Legal Support Fund.  He has also advised several regional and local sporting organisations.  Outside of work, Matt sits as a member of the Mainland Football Disciplinary Committee and a Board Member of FC Twenty 11 Football Club.
"I strive to turn complex and difficult situations into pragmatic and effective outcomes. "

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The Government has recently introduced the Incorporated Societies Bill into Parliament. The Bill has been long-awaited, having been out for public consultation since 2015. It updates the Incorporated Societies Act which was first enacted in 1908.

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