Edward is a litigation and dispute resolution lawyer with a focus on public law, intellectual property and commercial disputes.
Edward advises clients on matters involving judicial review and challenging public decision-making, breach of contract claims, fair trading and consumer rights, media and defamation, and intellectual property rights. Edward acts for listed companies, small business, and private individuals to help them achieve their goals efficiently and effectively.
He regularly represents clients in New Zealand’s courts and tribunals, as well as in international arbitration, at mediation and in regulatory investigations.
Working closely with our intellectual property team, Edward help both New Zealand and international clients to bring and defend claims in copyright, trade mark, registered designs, and plant variety rights.
Representing the operator of a New Zealand government owned facility to defend multiple High Court claims seeking judicial review and damages for breach of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990.
Helping New Zealand retailers to defend their intellectual property rights and prevent local and international competitors undermining their brands or trading off their reputation.
Acting for an NZX listed company bringing a multi-million dollar claim against an offshore international agri-sector product manufacturer.
They drive our client relationships and connections with our community, and underpin our achievements.
Board member of The Inter-Church Trade And Industry Mission (Vitae) Incorporated.
Provides pro bono advice and support to a range of community organisations.
Volunteer lawyer at Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley.
Recognised as a recommended lawyer for Intellectual property in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023 legal directory.
NZ Lawyer Rising Star 2023.
Admitted in New Zealand and Australia (New South Wales).
Member of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ).
Co-author of the New Zealand chapter of the GLI Litigation & Dispute Resolution guide.
Clients have commented that Edward brings “a superior intellect and litigation skills to any dispute” (Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023).