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providing services / support to lawyers and accontants as well as members of public. There are wide range that the services offered. The barrister is a qualified chartered accountant and holds specialist tax degree at Masters level. He is also a qualified chartered secretary.
The service is available from Sydney. The barrister also practses out of Auckland.
Bachelor of Arts (Accounting) (USP, Fiji) (award pending)
Master of Laws-University of Sydney (1998) (Tax Law / Corporations Law)
Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution (Sydney University & UTS, Sydney) (1997)
Diploma In Law (LPAB)
Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice (UTS, Sydney) (1997)
Professional exams - Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators - ACIS
Professional exams - Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand - CA
Professional Qualifications / Memberships
Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia - CA
Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand - CA
Taxation Institute of Australia (Fellow) FTIA
Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators - ACIS ACCM
Arbitrators & Mediators Institute of New Zealand AAMINZ (resigned)
The NSW Bar Association
Law Society of New Zealand & ADLS
Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of NSW(1998)
Legal Practitioner of the High Court of Australia(1998)
Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand(1998)
Member Business Forum Planning Committee Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (2002 to 2003 & continuing with the planning activities to date)
Member Property & Business Law Committee Auckland District Law Society (2004)
Member Public Issues Committee Auckland District Law Society (2004) high profile committee that deals with many issues including suitability of judges.
Ad Hoc Committee involvement with Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand Sydney Branch.
March 2000 to date
Self-Employed as Barrister-at-Law (Sydney & Auckland) with tax, insolvency, corporate, commercial, property, employment, immigration and criminal law practice with a specialist tax and commercial law focus including mediation. Accredited as mediator by AMINZ. Have also consulted to Sydney blue chip corporate in wide range of industries including IT (GE, EMC, Philips, Ericsson, Wesfarmers etc) & SMEs in tax / commercial matters. Advise SME Sydney / Auckland companies in commercial legal matters from time to time. Appeared as counsel in leading tax cases including 2001 major split loan case Hart v FCT in the Federal Court of Australia and other leading cases; other cases George v Childrens Court (2003)59 NSWLR 232 (Court of Appeal) . Recently finished a major professional negligence trial. Also appeared in criminal jurisdiction. Involved in mediation and preparation of financial submissions for mediation for various clients. Currently involved in a major Court of Appeal hearing. Regular appearance in various jurisdictions in commercial and criminal matters including jury trial experience. Engaged to provide advice / opinions on a wide range of commercial matters from time to time from banks to smaller corporate clients. Member of Trust Chambers, Sydney; formerly of Wentworth Chambers.