Mobile: 021 526 959
AREAS OF PRACTICE
All aspects of criminal law including homicide, serious assaults, drugs charges, money laundering, proceeds of crime, fraud, sexual assault charges, objectionable publications, traffic-related offences, and appeals against conviction and sentence
Graduated from Victoria University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Laws and now has more than 35 years’ experience.
Peter also has extensive experience in the mental health arena appearing for and looking after people affected by mental health issues in varying degrees. Peter has frequently appeared in the District Court and before the Mental Health Review Tribunal for clients under the Mental Health Act. There is often a cross-over between criminal law and mental health law and having extensive experience in both areas is invaluable.
EDUCATION & COURT ADMISSIONS
Obtained law degree at Victoria University of Wellington in 1983 and was admitted to the defence bar in 1984.
Admitted to the law profession in 1984. 1984-1989. Employed in general practice in Wellington area which gave Peter an excellent general grounding in the practice of law. From 1989 onwards criminal law has been the focus of Peter’s work. Moved to Auckland in 2000 and began sole practice and has been so ever since. Peter has previously been a member of District Legal Aid committees. In 2001 he lectured in criminal law in the Law Professionals course in Auckland. Peter has been involved successfully in all areas of criminal law from minor assaults to murder, serious drug cases, sexual cases, fraud, SFO prosecutions, criminal appeals, traffic law, proceeds of crime applications, mental health and Bill of Rights challenges.