Acting for the successful respondents in an arbitration regarding the validity of the expulsion of a partner from a firm. Issues included validity of the expulsion (interpretation of termination provisions, repudiation) and significant legal issues and expert evidence regarding quantum (future profits, valuation). Seven day arbitral hearing.
Counsel for a respondent on a trust dispute. Successful in High Court ( NZHC 659) and awarded increased costs with indemnity ( NZHC 1585). Also successful in opposition to set aside statutory demand based on the costs award (reported at  NZCCLR 10).
Counsel for the NZ-based defendants in a passing off and Fair Trading Act claim in the High Court (plus trade mark invalidity application) brought by a major US corporation, which also involves a counterclaim for trade mark infringement, passing off and breach of the Fair Trading Act.
Counsel for the opponent owner of the VAGISIL mark on a successful trade mark opposition hearing before the Intellectual Property Office relating to the trade mark VAGISAN. I also acted on the appeal in the High Court, which upheld IPONZ’s rejection of the mark.