I served as the first Deputy Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, a tenured bipartisan appointment made under statute responsible – with the Inspector-General – for oversight of civilian intelligence and security matters, and in that capacity contributed to a number of substantial inquiries and compliance reviews. I also recently served as special advisor to the Inquiry into Operation Burnham, responsible for the review and release of several hundred previously classified records relevant to that Inquiry’s work.
I hold legal aid approvals for civil proceedings in the High Court and for appeals to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court and undertake pro bono work.
I am also appointed as a special advocate under the Immigration Act 2009.
I am an active member of the New Zealand Law Society Public and Administrative Law Reform Committee. I have also been co-chair, Australia and New Zealand Society of International Law 2018 Conference; member, Human Rights and Privacy Law Committee, New Zealand Law Society (2009-2013); New Zealand Private International Law Coordination Committee (2004-2014); Wellington District Law Society Library Committee (2001-2007); past Hon Secretary, New Zealand Branch International Law Association (1998-2005). I also regularly present seminars and conference papers, including continuing legal education.