Brian has significant expertise in commercial litigation and dispute resolution and a particular interest in health and safety, medico-legal, and maritime issues. Leading the Nelson office litigation and dispute resolution team, he works with a wide range of local clients, including private clients, small and medium sized enterprises and large corporates and Crown Entities working in the region’s main industries.
Brian advises on a broad range of commercial disputes encompassing, property and construction, IT, directors and/or shareholders and trusts and estates. He has been involved in cross border litigation relating to both maritime issues and intellectual property disputes.
Brian is frequently requested to be involved at the due diligence and contract negotiation phase to advise on risks, and at the termination stage to advise on risk management.
Brian has appeared in all of the courts in New Zealand, in addition to frequent appearances in the Employment Relations Authority, and Coroner inquests.
Brian has managed a large employment law practice, acting for the largest employers in the Nelson/Marlborough region including acting for Crown Entities.
He has been appointed as a mediator for employment matters as well as disputes between directors and has also been appointed as an independent investigator.
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