Andy has worked in dispute resolution and litigation since admission to the Bar in 2002. Andy has two specialist areas of interest in his practice, namely employment law and relationship property.
Formerly, Andy was the principal at Bell & Co, a boutique dispute resolution firm. The practice of Bell & Co merged with Lane Neave in January 2022. Andy brings to the table a deep understanding of what it is like to run a small or medium business and the demands on people leaders.
Andy is an experienced litigator who regularly represents clients in the key tribunals and Courts of New Zealand.
Andy has extensive experience in mediations and is one of the most prolific practitioners in Wellington that engages in MBIE employment mediation work.
Andy has considerable interest in negotiation-based practice and the psychology and drivers of parties in negotiations.