CONTACT

Tel: 09 373 3592

Mobile: 021 635053
adamcouchman@xtra.co.nz


AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Common assault to murder
  • Importation, manufacture, supply and possession of controlled drugs
  • Fraud, theft and dishonesty offences
  • Aggravated robbery
  • Bail applications
  • Criminal appeals against conviction and sentence
  • Jury trials and Judge Alone Trials (District and High Courts)
  • Applications for discharge without conviction
  • Sexual assault offences
  • Proceeds of Crime applications

EDUCATION

Adam graduated from Auckland University in 1988 with an LLB (Bachelor of Laws) and was admitted to the bar in November 1988.

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DAM HAS BEEN PRACTISING EXCLUSIVELY IN CRIMINAL LAW FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS.
Adam has conducted numerous jury trials both as a Crown prosecutor and defence lawyer covering a wide range of serious criminal charges. Adam will bring a balanced and objective assessment to your case and draw on his vast experience to achieve the best possible result.

EXPERIENCE

1988 – 1990
Employed as a defence lawyer in Napier handling all aspect of criminal defence work.

1990 – 1992
Employed as a Crown prosecutor with the Crown Solicitor at Wellington prosecuting Police and Government Departmental prosecutions, jury trials and appeals.

1993 – 1996
Employed as a Crown prosecutor with the Crown Solicitor at Auckland prosecuting District and High Court jury trials.

1996 – present
Commenced practice as a barrister where Adam’s main focus has continued to be in the area of criminal law.

Adam specialises in:

  • Common assault to murder
  • Importation, manufacture, supply and possession of controlled drugs
  • Fraud, theft and dishonesty offences
  • Aggravated robbery
  • Bail applications
  • Criminal appeals against conviction and sentence
  • Defended hearings and criminal jury trials (District and High Courts)
  • Applications for discharge without conviction
  • Sexual assault offences
  • Proceeds of crime applications

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