Peter Davey – Auckland Lawyer – Profile
I have over 25 years’ experience in civil litigation and criminal prosecutions since graduating from the University of Auckland with Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws degrees.
I initially joined Bell Gully Buddle Weir in Auckland as a litigation solicitor before moving to Rotorua to take up a position as a Crown prosecutor. During that time, I appeared as leading counsel in a variety of District Court and High Court jury trials. I was appointed as Senior Crown Counsel and also maintained a civil litigation practice for private clients.
In November 1998 I returned to Auckland and joined the commercial law firm, Lowndes Jordan and subsequently became a partner of the firm. I was involved in a wide range of commercial and employment disputes including proceedings involving the payment of dividends to Auckland electricity consumers, contractual disputes, reckless trading actions against directors, breaches of restraints of trade by employees and acting for receivers and liquidators on corporate insolvency matters. This also included acting for clients in alternative forms of dispute resolution such as mediation and commercial arbitration.
I commenced practice as a barrister in May 2004. Since then, I have appeared as counsel for clients involved in civil proceedings in the District Court, High Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. These include proceedings involving misleading and deceptive conduct, breaches of directors’ duties, construction and property related disputes, company liquidations and the enforcement of foreign judgments.
I have also appeared as counsel in a number of District Court and High Court jury trials, criminal appeals to the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. I have also acted for clients in respect of proceedings by the Serious Fraud Office, Commerce Commission, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and Inland Revenue.
Peter Davey, BCom/LLB – Barrister in Auckland, NZ