Shane is a partner in our national Dispute Resolution Team. Shane has appeared in the District Court, High Court, Court of Appeal, arbitrations, adjudications and in disciplinary matters for professional liability matters. He specialises in complex commercial disputes. He has a particular interest in contentious trusts and estates, contract and company matters, negligence, and insolvency.
Shane previously worked as a Judges' Clerk for the High Court at Christchurch. He has a first class honours degree in law from the University of Canterbury where he won several prizes throughout his degree including in tax, intellectual property and family law. He graduated second in his year, jointly winning the University Prize in Law.
Shane has tutored and lectured at the University of Canterbury, currently sits on the New Zealand Law Society Civil Litigation and Tribunals Committee, and contributes regularly to academic articles.
Shane has been nationally recognised as a 'Rising Star' on the NZ Lawyer Rising Stars List 2021
. Shane has also been recognised as an 'up and coming' lawyer by the Chambers Asia-Pacific 2022
and Chambers Global 2022.