David Goddard QC

David Goddard is currently taking a sabbatical from his practice while he carries out research as a Senior Global Fellow at the Hauser School of Law, New York University from September 2018 to May 2019.

David’s practice as a litigator focuses on appellate advocacy. He appears frequently before the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court in a wide range of commercial and public law cases. He has argued some 30 cases in the Supreme Court, including appearances for the Crown in major public law and Treaty of Waitangi cases. David’s areas of particular expertise include competition law and regulation, administrative law, constitutional law, contract law, equity and trusts, company law and international law. He is identified by the Chambers & Partners guide as one of New Zealand’s top-ranked (“Band 1”) barristers.

David also has a substantial involvement in law reform and legal policy advice. Projects which David has undertaken include advising Parliamentary Committees and Government Departments on a wide range of legal policy issues; representing the New Zealand Government in bilateral and multilateral negotiations; conducting a Ministerial Inquiry into ACC Funding and Accreditation of Physiotherapy Services; and providing law reform and policy advice to the New Zealand Government, other Governments, and intergovernmental organisations.

David was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in May 2003.

For a full CV please click on this link: David Goddard QC CV

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