LLB (Hons) – Victoria University of Wellington – 2004


Will is a civil litigator with particular expertise in contracts, equity, insolvency, property, construction and media. 

Before coming to the bar he was a partner in the commercial litigation group at Meredith Connell.  

He is regarded as an astute legal advisor and litigation strategist, and a highly effective advocate. 

Case Highlights

Talley’s Group Ltd & Ors v Television New Zealand Ltd & Anor

Acting for plaintiffs in High Court defamation proceedings 

The Gama Foundation v Fletcher Steel Ltd

Acting for defendant in arbitration and subsequent appeals regarding commercial lease obligations

H Construction North Island Ltd (in rec & in liq) & Anor v McConnell & Ors

Acted for liquidators of the original Hawkins in directors duties litigation

Wright v Attorney-General & Anor

Acted for the Crown in defence of Baigent damages claim against the New Zealand Police

Oceania Football Confederation Inc v Nicholas & Ors

Acted for FIFA’s Oceania conference in fiduciary duties litigation against former officers

Minister of Education & Ors v Hawkins Construction North Island Limited

Acted for the Crown in defective construction and non-party costs litigation

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  • New Zealand Bar Association
  • Society of Construction Law
  • Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association New Zealand