Murray McKechnie

Present Position


Professional Experience

  • Senior litigation partner in Rotorua Law Practices and Barrister from 1998.
  • Wide experience in High Court and Court of Appeal in civil and criminal divisions.
  • Practice 80% in civil division of High Court with emphasis upon contract law, relationship property, insurance and contract commercial litigation.
  • Counsel for insurers in property damage and P I claims.
  • Mediator/Arbitrator in civil disputes, contract law, relationship property, thoroughbred breeding and racing industry.
  • Five years as a member of the Crown Solicitors panel in the Bay of Plenty.
  • Conduct of defense in cases of serious crime.
  • Counsel in relation to governance of Maori Trusts and Incorporations with appearances in Maori Land Court, Maori Appellate Court and Court of Appeal.
  • Appeal Judge in Judicial Control Authority for Racing (all three codes).
  • Associate of Arbitrators and Mediators Institute (AMINZ).