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About

Michael Heron QC is a leading QC in commercial and regulatory litigation and arbitrations. He is one of New Zealand’s leading QCs and is a trusted legal advisor to New Zealand businesses, government entities, and public bodies.

He has appeared as lead counsel in all New Zealand Courts and many tribunals. He was formerly New Zealand’s Solicitor General, CEO of the Crown Law Office and responsible for advice to all arms of government. Before that he was a partner at law firms Russell McVeagh and Meredith Connell. He worked in London and Tokyo as a solicitor for Allen & Overy and is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales.

His focus is on matters involving all arms of Government and its regulators; conducting independent inquiries, reviews and investigations (and providing advice on them); and sporting matters. He is chair of Immediation New Zealand Limited, an online dispute resolution service. He is a board member of NZ RegCo, the independent regulatory body for the New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZX).

Michael is National Commissioner for New Zealand Cricket and a member of the International Cricket Council Code of Conduct Commission and Disputes Resolution Committee. He is a judicial officer for New Zealand Rugby and SANZAAR. He acts for a range of sport participants and is a member of the panel of mediators for Immediation’s Sport NZ mediation panel.

COMMERCIAL AND REGULATORY LITIGATION
INQUIRIES AND REVIEWS
PUBLIC LAW
HEALTHCARE
SPORT
SOLICITOR-GENERAL OF NEW ZEALAND
2012-2016
QUEEN’S COUNSEL
2012
PARTNER
RUSSELL MCVEAGH 2007-2012
SOLICITOR AND PARTNER
MEREDITH CONNELL 1995-2007
SOLICITOR, ALLEN & OVERY
LONDON AND TOKYO 1991-1994
LLM (HONS)
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY 1991
BCA, LLB (HONS)
VICTORIA UNIVERSITY 1990

Recent work

Michael has a wealth of experience in completing independent inquiries, investigations, and reviews.

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Working with MHQC

Michael is a barrister in Auckland, New Zealand.

Michael has a vast range of expertise and can help with a wide variety of legal issues including regulatory, commercial, civil, and criminal law matters.

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Level 7, 2 Commerce Street, Auckland

0800 263 700

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