Alex is an extremely experienced senior barrister in all areas of Family Law.
Alex was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in 1990. He practiced as a solicitor for approximately 17 years – 12 of these as a partner in a firm in Waitakere City. Alex became a Barrister in 2007 has been practicing in Central Auckland since that time.
Alex’s practice is focused on Family Law including Relationship Property, Family Protection matters and cases involving children.
Alex has a particular interest in cases involving the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction and has appeared as counsel in the Family Court, High Court and Court of Appeal in such cases. He is regularly appointed to act for the Central Authority.
Alex also takes instructions on a legal aid basis and oversees work carried out by Natasha Fairley Barrister.
Alex also regularly acts in appeals from the Family Court - conducting his first appeal in the High Court over 20 years ago.
Alex’s tertiary qualifications include B.Com LLB obtained in 1988 and Masters with First Class Honours obtained in 2006. He has presented papers on various aspects of Family Law both in New Zealand and overseas.