Paul David QC, BA ( Hons) LLM (Cantab)

Barrister, Adviser and Advocate

  • Area of Specialisation:
    • Commercial litigation
    • International Trade and maritime law
    • Statutory investigations, inquiries, criminal prosecutions
    • Insurance litigation
    • Sports law
  • Faculty/Key Office: Barrister
  • Education:
    • Cambridge University, United Kingdom, BA (Hons), LL.M
    • Barrister Inner Temple, 1981
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An Experienced Lawyer and Author:

Paul's work experiences include wide range of experience in litigation and arbitration as an adviser and advocate for over 25 years.  Principal area of practice is commercial litigation and arbitration with a specialist interests in maritime law and international trade and sports law.  His legal work include:

  • Leading counsel in the District Court, High Court and Court of Appeal, Privy Council and Supreme Court and in the Australian Federal and High Courts. 
  • Leading counsel in international arbitration and before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea on behalf of the Russian Federation.   
  • Occasional appointments as arbitrator. 
  • Mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution, judicial settlement conferences etc.

Amongst Paul's publication work includes:

  • Articles and case notes on commercial, maritime law and dispute resolution in various legal journals including Lloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly. 
  • Author of the chapter on marine pollution, now in the fourth edition of Environmental and Resource Management Law (2011).
  • Author of the text Maritime Law:  Admiralty for the Laws of New Zealand. 
  • Presented many papers on commercial law (in particular contract law) and maritime law.

He has special interest in legal issues affecting sport:

  •  Author of The Fight for the Spirit of Sport:  A Guide to the World Anti-Doping Code published by Cambridge University Press in September 2008.  Articles and papers in that area. 
  • Advised and represented athletes and sporting organisations in a wide range of matters. 
  • Counsel to Drug Free Sport New Zealand advising that body on a broad range of issues arising in relation to its statutory functions. 
  • Appeared as counsel before the New Zealand Sports Disputes Tribunal and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) in many selection disputes and doping matters.