Brian has practised law since 1993, joined Harmans in 1999 and was appointed a Partner in 2002. He jointly leads our litigation and disputes resolution team.
With extensive experience in the field of civil litigation and dispute resolution, Brian is able to provide clients with excellent advice and representation in estate, trust and property disputes (land, leases and construction), banking and insurance law and resource management law.
Brian has appeared in most jurisdictions including the Court of Appeal, High Court, District Court, Family Court, Environment Court, the Liquor Licensing Authority, Employment Tribunal, Canterbury Earthquakes Insurance Tribunal and the Weathertight Homes Tribunal.
Brian has presented estate litigation papers at seminars held by the New Zealand Law Society and LexisNexis. He has a special interest in wills and trusts litigation, particularly in relation to the ageing population. He is on the committee of the Christchurch Elder Law Special Interest Group.
Brian has also been a trustee and board member for various organisations over the years, associated with community and conservation projects.