Jonathan Krebs

Jonathan Krebs

Qualifications

LLB (VUW)
LRSM AMINZ
Barrister & Solicitor: 1988 – 2006
Barrister: 2006

Contacts

06 835 6262
021 393 304
jk@shch.nz

Jonathan Krebs was admitted to the Bar in 1988 and since then has practised in Litigation. He specialises in Criminal and Civil Law. Although based in Napier his work takes him throughout the country. Jonathan is a spokesman for New Zealand Law Society on Criminal Law matters and is a former President of the Hawke’s Bay Branch of the Law Society.

Areas of Practice

Arbitrator
Building and Construction Law
Civil Litigation / General
Commercial Litigation
Criminal Law and Serious Fraud
Defamation and Media Law

Professional Background

• Barrister and Solicitor 1998 – 2006
• Crown Prosecutor 1998 – 2006 (Auckland and Hawke’s Bay)
• Commenced practice as barrister sole in 2006
• Associate of the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand Inc (AMINZ)
• Visiting Justice for Prisons
• Member Legal Aid Tribunal
• Past President HB Branch NZLS (2011 – 2013)
• Convenor NZLS Criminal Law Sub Committee (from 2006)
• Past Director NZ Litigation Skills Programme
• Regular presenter of NZLS/ CLE Seminars

Recent Experience

• Currently Counsel in a number of civil proceedings in the High Court
• Currently Counsel for the defence in various criminal proceedings
• Currently Counsel for prosecution under the Resource Management Act (Hawke’s Bay Regional Council)
• Currently Counsel in Privy Council appeal matter
• Criminal trials at all levels
• Appellate work in High Court and Court of Appeal
• Currently pursuing appeal to Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
• Civil litigation
martin williams

MARTIN J E WILLIAMS

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) (Massey)
LLB (Hons) (Waikato)

Contacts

06 835 0665
027 449 0676
martin@shch.nz

Martin Williams has over 20 years experience practising in resource management and local government law. He has represented a wide range of private and public sector clients at local authority and appeal hearings, appearing as counsel in a number of leading Environment and High Court cases as well as in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.  For an overview of those cases, refer to the schedule.  Martin also has experience acting for local authorities and Council controlled organisations, including as part of the legal team advising and representing Hawke’s Bay Regional Investment Company Ltd regarding the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme through the Board of Inquiry process and hearing, and subsequent High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court proceedings.

Martin is a former President of the Resource Management Law Association of New Zealand (Inc) serving on the National Committee of that Association for nine years.

While Martin’s experience in the Court room is significant (refer schedule), some of the best work in environmental and local Government law is done ‘behind the scenes’; through preparation and strategic oversight, employing alternative dispute resolution pathways to avoid the need for a formal hearing.  Martin has extensive experience successfully practising in these highly specialised areas of law with that objective. Martin is an accredited Mediator (Resolution Institute) and Hearing Commissioner (Ministry for the Environment).

Areas of Practice

Environmental / Resource Management Law
Local Government Law
Administrative and Public Law

Professional Background

2012 – Present: Barrister
2008 – Present: Quay Chambers / Shakespeare Chambers (Napier)
2000 – 2008: Environmental Law Chambers
1996 – 2000: Russell McVeagh
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Franziska Marshall

Personal Assistant

Contacts

06 835 5983
admin@shch.nz