High Court Justice Paul Davison, QC
|Postion & Titles:||Queen’s Counsel, Son of a former New Zealand Chief Justice|
|Judge of:||High Court, Auckland, appointed December 2015||Auckland|
|Specializations and Professional Interests:||Primarily criminal defence|
|Professional Comments:|| Paul Davison is a consummate showman, with a theatrical presence. Has a capable but not a particularly inspiring legal mind.
Acted in many high profile cases, including a class-action for Vietnam Vets over Agent Orange exposure, the Mt Erebus Crash Royal Commission, dominatrix Renee Chignall, defending Judge Martin Beattie and Counsel for Kim Dotcom.
|Background / Education:|| 1974 – Graduated Auckland University, LLB.
1975 – Admitted as a barrister and solicitor.
1975 – joined Glaister Ennor & Kiff
1977 – joined Keegan Alexander Tedcastle & Friendlander (became partner in 1978)
1985-8 – Junior to Auckland crown solicitor, David Morris .
1990 – Barrister sole, representing Ray Smith from Goldcorp.
1996 – Appointed QC.
|Degrees:||LLB from the University of Auckland, 1975|
|Admitted to the Bar:||1975|
|Company Involvements:|| PAUL DAVISON LIMITED (345641) – Director
|Married:||Anne-Marie (40+ years)||Children:||four children|
|Interesting Relationships and Coincidences:||Son of the former Chief Justice of New Zealand Sir Ronald Davison|
|Miscellaneous:||2015 interview with Davison http://www.listener.co.nz/culture/shelf-life/i-have-always-had-a-sense-of-justice/|