Josh has varied litigation experience. He has acted in a range of commercial, regulatory, public and criminal cases. He has appeared as sole counsel in the District Court, High Court and Court of Appeal and has represented clients at specialist tribunals and forums for alternative dispute resolution.

Josh attended the University of Auckland (LLB (Hons), BCom), where he was a University of Auckland and Russell McVeagh scholar. He has previously worked at Russell McVeagh and the Office of Human Rights Proceedings.  Before joining Bankside Chambers as a member, he was an employed barrister, working for Sam Lowery.

Josh has experience across a wide range of disputes. His particular expertise includes:

• All manner of commercial and contractual disputes;

• Regulatory investigations and proceedings, including matters involving the Commerce Commission, Financial Markets Authority and Serious Fraud Office;

• Insolvency proceedings;

• Judicial review and human rights proceedings;

• Criminal proceedings, particularly those involving allegations of fraud.

His wide-ranging experience allows him to bring a strategic perspective to almost any dispute, quickly focusing on the issues that matter and obtaining positive outcomes without needlessly prolonging matters. He is available to take instructions as sole counsel and to assist senior members of the bar with managing large and complex litigation.  

Additionally, Josh is a member of the board of trustees of the Auckland Community Law Centre.

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