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Having studied law at Brasenose College, Oxford, Tim attended law school at the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice. From there, he commenced his career at Herbert Smith in London and Hong Kong, becoming a solicitor qualified in England and Wales, before moving to the litigation department of the London branch of US firm, Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue.
After two years there, he moved to Australia where he worked for Freehills and Coudert Brothers in Sydney, becoming a solicitor and barrister qualified in New South Wales. He moved to New Zealand in 2005. After 5 years qualified as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand, practising from LeeSalmonLong in Auckland, he commenced his own practice in 2010. He is currently a barrister sole in New Zealand and a Senior Consultant for Ignition Law. He also teaches advocacy as an Adjunct Instructor for the College of Law.
A non-disclosure agreement (NDA) relates to a merger of two companies. The person receiving the document must not share any information about the merger with anyone else without the permission of the trustees. There is no time limit, nor the section that relates to disclosing information for legal requirements, if it's already in the public domain etc. What would be needed to show that the NDA is unenforceable?
If a clause in a contract gives an immediate right to terminate for material breach and is silent as to the effect of a dispute resolution clause in the same contract on that right to terminate (although other clauses in the contract are expressed to be subject to the dispute resolution clause), does the party seeking to terminate have to go through the dispute resolution process before they terminate?
The government has asked for manufacturers to assist with the supply of medical equipment to combat coronavirus (COVID-19). If I am able to do this, what happens to my contractual obligations under existing customer contracts? Can I claim force majeure, or will I be in breach of contract?
Where a supplier exercises a retention of title clause against a buyer of its goods, must the supplier account to the buyer for any difference between the value of the goods and the debt owed by the buyer to the supplier?
Would a firm of solicitors acting for a respondent party owe a duty to the claimant party as a service provider under the Equality Act 2010?
New Zealand Bar Association
Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales (1999)
Admitted as a solicitor and barrister in New South Wales, Australia (2005)
Admitted as a solicitor and barrister in New Zealand (2005)
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