LLB - AFInstD
Arbitration - Arb-Med - Mediation
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Sam is a Christchurch Barrister with over 40 years experience in dispute resolution. He has a diverse legal practice and has represented clients in many New Zealand Courts and Tribunals and before a number of Professional Disciplinary Bodies. He has also acted for clients in Mediations and Arbitrations throughout his time in practice and since 1990 has regularly accepted appointments as Mediator and Arbitrator. His Dispute Resolution experience includes Landlord and Tenant; Vendor and Purchaser; Franchise Disputes; Professional Partnership Disputes; Business and Commercial; Company Governance and Shareholder Agreements; Joint Ventures; Farm Partnerships; Rural Businesses including Sharemilking; Construction and Development Disputes.
He has an extensive business background as a Director of a number of NZ Public Listed Companies including as Chairman of MARAC Financial Services and Pyne Gould Corporation. He is an Accredited Fellow of the Institute of Directors and Chaired its Accreditation Board in its formative stages. He currently chairs the Corporate Trust Board of Perpetual Trust Limited. He is a Business Mentor with the CDC Business Mentor Programme in Christchurch.
Sam also accepts appointments as a Facilitator and independent Chair and has chaired a number of meetings on high profile issues.