Hamish is a partner in our civil and commercial litigation team, and a member of the firm’s insurance law team. Hamish joined Young Hunter in 1996 and became a partner in 2001.
Hamish tutored criminal law at Canterbury University for several years and has extensive trial experience. He has wide experience in all aspects of civil and criminal litigation, with particular expertise in employment, medico-legal, insurance and commercial and insolvency law. He has been involved in a wide range of commercial and civil disputes, including small to medium size businesses, substantial corporations and partnerships. He prides himself on providing commercially pragmatic advice and endeavouring to resolve problems, without the need to resort to litigation.
Hamish has extensive Court experience in the District and High Courts, the Employment Relations Authority, Employment Court and Court of Appeal. He provides strategic advice to both employers and employees and has conducted numerous mediations in a wide range of matters.
He is actively involved in District Law Society matters and is a member of the New Zealand Insurance Law Association. Since 2007, he has been Convenor of the Litigation Committee of the Canterbury-Westland branch of the New Zealand Law Society. He is a guest instructor at the New Zealand Law Society Litigation Skills programme and is an updating author for Brookers Personal Injury in New Zealand (a specialist ACC text and commentary).
Hamish is able to assist with any commercial and civil litigation problem, whether it involves property, money or estate litigation. He has acted for receivers and financiers in insolvency litigation and recoveries.
Hamish graduated from the University of Canterbury in 1990 and completed a Masters of Laws with Honours in 1997.