He stood calmly in the dock, long black fringe shielding his baby-faced features as a former high-profile QC-turned-High Court judge told him he would spend at least nine years behind bars. Hong Kong national Kai Yip Cheung, 20, had to wait a moment as his Cantonese interpreter translated Justice Simon Moore’s sentence to him. When…

NZ POLICE v B – Major fraud sentencing where amount involved was over $450,000.00. No monies recovered from client or reparation orders made. I obtained specialist psychological reports which detailed several issues leading to offending. From a starting point of 4 ½ years imprisonment the judge imposed an end sentence of 3 years imprisonment given…

POLICE v VL – Successful application for discharge without conviction for a charge of burglary of commercial premises with some damage done to building and $10,000 worth of items taken (but recovered). Impact on future career and travel and efforts to make amends and reparation led court to grant the application for a discharge without…

My client was a 15 year old (one of the youngest in New Zealand to face a murder charge) who stabbed his friend in the back in a jealous moment of anger. The jury found him not guilty of the murder and a manslaughter conviction was entered.

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