Jack Hodder QC
Jack has extensive experience in commercial, regulatory and public law matters. He has provided advice and advocacy services for a wide range of leading New Zealand and international businesses and also governmental agencies. He has appeared in dozens of trials and arbitrations, hundreds of banco and interlocutory hearings, and dozens of appeals (Court of Appeal, Privy Council and Supreme Court).
Admitted in 1978, following tertiary studies in Wellington (BA, LLB (Hons)) and London (LSE/UCL – LLM), he was a barrister sole, the founding editor of the weekly legal newsletter, The Capital Letter, and an inaugural member of the Law Commission (1986-1991), before joining the Chapman Tripp partnership in 1991. He held a national senior litigation role for the firm, was appointed a silk in 2008 (after a legislative change permitted appointment from firms), and was chairman of the firm’s national board for six years until 2014, before stepping aside to return to the separate bar in May 2015.
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