Paul Collins

Profile

Paul has been a Litigation partner at Glaister Ennor, Auckland, since June 1993 (senior litigation partner since 1999), acting in a wide range of legal subject-matter typically arising in an established urban law firm with a large client base in property and commercial work, estates and trusts, and with an independent litigation practice


Paul is also an experienced arbitrator in commercial disputes.

Profile

Paul has been a Litigation partner at Glaister Ennor, Auckland, since June 1993 (senior litigation partner since 1999), acting in a wide range of legal subject-matter typically arising in an established urban law firm with a large client base in property and commercial work, estates and trusts, and with an independent litigation practice


Paul is also an experienced arbitrator in commercial disputes.

Profile

Paul has been a Litigation partner at Glaister Ennor, Auckland, since June 1993 (senior litigation partner since 1999), acting in a wide range of legal subject-matter typically arising in an established urban law firm with a large client base in property and commercial work, estates and trusts, and with an independent litigation practice


Paul is also an experienced arbitrator in commercial disputes.

Additional information

Case History

Paul has appeared in numerous cases in a wide range of tribunals and courts. Reported cases in specialist area, concerning professional responsibility and regulation of the legal profession:

  • M Singh v Auckland District Law Society [2000] 2 NZLR 604 (HC)
  • U Singh v Auckland District Law Society [2002] 3 NZLR 392, McDonald v FAI & Anor (2002) 16 PRNZ 298 (HC)
  • McFadden v Nelson District Law Society & Ors [2003] 3 NZLR 34 (HC) & [2004] 2 NZLR 411 (CA)
  • Waikato Bay of Plenty District Law Society v Harris[2006] 3 NZLR 755 (CA)
  • Chamberlains v Lai [2007] 2 NZLR (SC)
  • Leary v New Zealand Law Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal [2008] NZAR 57 (HC)
  • Shahadat & Austin v. Westland District Law Society [2009] NZAR 661 (HC).

His experience covers many cases, some reported, in a wide range of other subject-matter areas.

Documents

Paul has appeared in numerous cases in a wide range of tribunals and courts. Reported cases in specialist area, concerning professional responsibility and regulation of the legal profession:

  • M Singh v Auckland District Law Society [2000] 2 NZLR 604 (HC)
  • U Singh v Auckland District Law Society [2002] 3 NZLR 392, McDonald v FAI & Anor (2002) 16 PRNZ 298 (HC)
  • McFadden v Nelson District Law Society & Ors [2003] 3 NZLR 34 (HC) & [2004] 2 NZLR 411 (CA)
  • Waikato Bay of Plenty District Law Society v Harris[2006] 3 NZLR 755 (CA)
  • Chamberlains v Lai [2007] 2 NZLR (SC)
  • Leary v New Zealand Law Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal [2008] NZAR 57 (HC)
  • Shahadat & Austin v. Westland District Law Society [2009] NZAR 661 (HC).

His experience covers many cases, some reported, in a wide range of other subject-matter areas.

Publications and Seminars
  • Consulting editor for Laws of New Zealand, Lawyers and Conveyancers (Reissue 1), 2008
  • Author of hand book for Lawyers Standards Committees; Practice Notes Concerning the Functions and Operations of Lawyers Standards Committees (2008).
Professional Activities
  • Glaister Ennor Trust Account Supervisor since the advent of the Financial Assurance Scheme (1988 to present)
  • Volunteer in a range of capacities within the legal profession; cost reviser since 1998, member of ADLS Panel of Friends since 1995, member of ADLS Benevolent Fund/Members' Special Fund Committee since 1999
  • Member of Auckland District Law Society disciplinary prosecution panel (more recently New Zealand Law Society) since mid-1990s. Prosecuted numerous legal disciplinary cases for District Law Societies, now prosecuting for Lawyers Standards Committees, or advising Standards Committees, throughout the country
  • Member of Faculty, NZLS Litigation Skills Course
  • Chairman of Lawyers National Standards Committee since 1 August 2008
  • Adviser to Law Societies since mid-1990s on wide range of matters relating to the regulation and governance of legal profession in New Zealand including; complaints and discipline, admissions and practising certificates, Fidelity Fund, and related matters.
Qualifications

LLB (Hons) (Auck) 1988

LLM (University of Michigan) 1990

Barrister Sole: 2012

Paul
Collins
pcollins@shortlandchambers.co.nz
+64 21 281 9871
+64 9 307 9824
+64 9 309 1119
Shortland Chambers