David Bigio QC

Profile

David was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. He completed a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts at Concordia University in Montreal where he graduated with distinction in 1983.

He attended the Faculty of Law at McGill University (also in Montreal) where he obtained an LLB and a BCL, graduating with Second Class Honours in 1988.

David emigrated to New Zealand in 1989. He has worked in law since that time and began practice as a Barrister in May 2003.

David became a member of Shortland Chambers in 2008 and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2016.

David provides advisory and advocacy services to a diverse range of commercial, institutional and private clients.

Profile

David was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. He completed a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts at Concordia University in Montreal where he graduated with distinction in 1983.

He attended the Faculty of Law at McGill University (also in Montreal) where he obtained an LLB and a BCL, graduating with Second Class Honours in 1988.

David emigrated to New Zealand in 1989. He has worked in law since that time and began practice as a Barrister in May 2003.

David became a member of Shortland Chambers in 2008 and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2016.

David provides advisory and advocacy services to a diverse range of commercial, institutional and private clients.

Profile

David was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. He completed a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts at Concordia University in Montreal where he graduated with distinction in 1983.

He attended the Faculty of Law at McGill University (also in Montreal) where he obtained an LLB and a BCL, graduating with Second Class Honours in 1988.

David emigrated to New Zealand in 1989. He has worked in law since that time and began practice as a Barrister in May 2003.

David became a member of Shortland Chambers in 2008 and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2016.

David provides advisory and advocacy services to a diverse range of commercial, institutional and private clients.

Additional information

Publications and Seminars

Seminar Presentations

  • Energy Trusts of New Zealand Inc, Bi-annual conference: Trustee Duties (May 2018 and May 2015)
  • ADLS/SCA (NZ) Unit Titles Remediation Schemes: Issues and Alternatives (September 2017)
  • Auckland District Law Society: “Courtroom Advocacy – the Essential Skills: Preparing witnesses for Cross Examination and Raising Objections” with Adam Ross (November 2015)
  • New Zealand Law Society: “Contract and Property Decisions – The Supreme Court’s First Decade” with Graham Kohler QC (March 2015)
  • Auckland District Law Society: “Pitfalls Around Trustees’ Execution of Contracts – Cases and Practical Advice” with Tim Jones(July 2014)
  • New Zealand Law Society: “Section 74 Schemes” Unit Titles Intensive (April 2013)
  • New Zealand Law Society: "The role of Lawyers Under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008" - Property Law Conference(2010)
  • Auckland District Law Society: "Litigation Management for In-house Counsel" (September 2009)
  • New Zealand Law Society - CLE: "Real Estate in a Tough Market - for Property Lawyers and Litigators" (September 2009)

Professional Activities
  • Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand (1990)
  • Partner, Ellis Gould, solicitors, Auckland (1994 - 2003)
  • Barrister Sole, Princes Chambers (2003 - 2008)
  • Barrister Sole, Shortland Chambers (2008 - present).

Activities

  • Judge/Mentor New Zealand Law Society – Young Lawyers Mooting Competition (2015-2017)
  • Member, Auckland District Law Society Inc, Property Disputes Sub-Committee (2011 - 2015)
  • Member, Real Estate Agents Authority Continuing Education Advisory Group (2011 - 2015)
  • Member (seconded) NZ Bar Association Council (November 2007 to August 2008)

Qualifications

BA, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

LLB, BCL McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Barrister Sole: 2003

Silk: 2016

David
Bigio QC
dbigio@shortlandchambers.co.nz
+64 21 811 177
+64 9 354 1400
+64 9 309 1119
Shortland Chambers