Peter Davey – BCom/LLB

Over 27 years experience in civil and criminal proceedings.

I started my career in 1991 with a large commercial law firm in Auckland before moving to the Bay of Plenty to become a Crown prosecutor, where I was involved in numerous criminal cases.  I returned to Auckland in 1998 and became a partner in a boutique Auckland law firm before becoming a barrister in May 2004. Since then I have acted for clients in a wide range of civil and criminal matters and appeared as counsel in civil and criminal proceedings in the District Court, High Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.  

These include contract and property disputes, misleading and deceptive conduct, breaches of duties by directors and trustees, reckless trading by directors, injunctions and freezing orders, voidable transactions and other company liquidation disputes, prosecutions by the Serious Fraud Office, Commerce Commission and Inland Revenue, drug offending, including jury trials, sentencings and appeals.

Some of the more recent cases that I have been involved in include:

Acting for a company in the High Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court involving a claim by a liquidator to set aside a voidable transaction: West City Construction Ltd v Levin [2015] 1 NZLR 362.

Acting for directors in the High Court and Court of Appeal in respect of a reckless trading claim brought by liquidators: Mason v Lewis [2006] 3 NZLR 225 and Lewis v Mason (2009) 10 NZCLC 264,545.


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