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Peter Davey – BCom/LLB

Peter Davey-NZ Lawyer

I’m Peter Davey and as a civil and criminal barrister, I’m here to help you navigate the court process and achieve the best result possible. It may sound simple, but I find great satisfaction in helping you resolve your legal problems.

I began my career as a Crown prosecutor in the early 1990s, learning the craft of advocacy, and persuasion in jury trials in the District and High Courts, on offences ranging from class A drugs to sexual violation, murder and manslaughter. In 1998 I took up a partnership in a boutique commercial law firm and was involved in a wide range of civil and commercial litigation, before becoming a barrister in 2004.

With this unusual mix of civil and criminal experience, I have developed an investigative mind and an ability to unravel complex problems and get to the heart of the facts.  I have a special interest in fraud, misleading conduct and commercial deception and I am also a member of the prosecution panel for the Serious Fraud Office.

Below are several reported cases where I have acted as counsel:

  • R v Hayes [2008] 2 NZLR 321 – successful appeal to the Supreme Court which has become one of the leading decisions on dishonest intent in cases of criminal fraud.
  • Mason v Lewis [2006] 3 NZLR 225 – One of the leading Court of Appeal decisions on reckless trading by directors.
  • R v L [2006] 3 NZLR 291 – successful appeal against conviction to the Supreme Court for attempted sexual violation.
  • West City Construction Ltd v Levin [2015] 1 NZLR 362 – successful appeal to the Supreme Court against a liquidator’s notice to set aside a voidable transaction.

You can find further details of my career on LinkedIN

I pride myself on my professionalism, excellence and clear communication and will keep you fully informed at every step of the journey.

Peter Davey, BCom/LLB – Barrister in Auckland, NZ