Brian is a Barrister at Bankside Chambers working with a small number of premium clients. He was previously Crown Solicitor at Auckland (Te Rōia Matua a Te Karauna ki Tāmaki Makaurau), overseeing the prosecution of serious crime in the Auckland region, and personally leading those prosecutions of particular national or regional significance or interest.
He has 30 years’ experience in major commercial and civil litigation and dispute resolutions and commercial regulatory litigation and advisory, at all levels of the courts system. He led his first High Court trial aged 23 and first murder trial in 2002.
Before being appointed Crown Solicitor in 2015, he spent several years focusing on commercial litigation and white-collar crime, including the run of significant finance company cases arising after the Global Financial Crisis. He has been a member of the Serious Fraud Office panel of prosecutors since 2010. Brian is a patron of New Zealand Police Recruit Wing 321.
In addition, Brian has always maintained a small group of private clients, whom he advises on contentious matters. He has a background in significant civil litigation particularly those involving Companies, Securities and Insolvency law.
Brian joined MC in 1994 and became a partner in 2000. His whakapapa includes Waikato-Tainui (Ngāti Maahanga) and Croatian ancestry.