Dan Winfield


It is with great sadness that we convey the news that Wellington partner Dan Winfield passed away on Friday 17th January following a short illness.

Dan joined Duncan Cotterill in April 2012 as an Associate and was promoted to Partner in 2014. Dan made a very significant contribution to the firm, co-leading the firm’s Intellectual Property (IP) practice. He was a skilled lawyer who gained his clients’ trust and loyalty and was admired by everyone at the firm and was recognised by Managing IP as an IP Star in 2017, 2018, and 2019. He was also named by World Trade Mark Review as a leading IP Practitioner in 2017, 2018, and 2019, and described by a client as “Amongst the very best local counsel we work with worldwide”.

Dan was a dedicated husband and father and our thoughts and sympathies are with his wife Sarah and his children, Tom, Zoe and Lucy. Our thoughts also go out to his many friends, and the alumni of Duncan Cotterill who had the privilege of working with him.

Dan will be greatly missed.

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