Ross Dillon is a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand and a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria (Australia). He is entitled to practice on his own account and is retained as a Consultant to Queen City Law NZ Limited, where his extensive experience in all levels of the Court processes in New Zealand (including appearances in the Privy Council, London and the Supreme Court of New Zealand) add further depth to the services available to clients of Queen City Law. In addition to litigation (a process of last resort), Ross has extensive experience in negotiation, mediation and arbitration, and is himself a trained mediator responsible for a number of commercial mediated settlements.
Ross has expertise in insolvency law, where he has advised clients regarding Liquidations, Voluntary Administrations and Bankruptcy. In this complex area, clients require practical, pragmatic, commercially realistic advice, and often detailed technical assistance. Ross has also built up a strong client following in the areas of leaky building disputes, acting both for those unfortunate enough to find themselves owners of such dwellings, but also those who now find themselves facing claims arising from such buildings. He was a founding director of the New Zealand Shareholders’ Association Inc., which has achieved so much in the area of effective governance and protection of shareholder rights in public listed companies. He is or has been a member of a number of specialist industry associations, including interests in insurance law, intellectual property law, insolvency law, and property law, all of which reflect his areas of interest and expertise.
Ross has a Bachelor of Law (Honours) (1980) and Master of Commercial Law (First Class Honours) (2000) – both from the University of Auckland.