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Timothy bates

Principal

Tim was admitted to the bar in 1992 having successfully obtained an LLB(Hons) degree at Auckland University. He has practised law in NZ ever since, apart from a two year stint in the United Kingdom. Tim has appeared and conducted litigation in the District Court, High Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. His peers would describe him as hard working, thorough, and highly competent in his chosen areas of law. He carries out his work with the right balance of seriousness and affability, and prides himself on advancing clients matters expediently.

Tim is monthly columnist to the Building Today magazine, and over the last 18 months has been commissioned to assist the Building Better Homes Towns Cities National Science Challenge as regards Affordable Homes. He is a regular speaker at construction themed conferences and will soon be speaking at the Building and Construction Regulation Law 2019 Conference in October 2019.

Outside of the law, Tim is an avid music appreciator, and coaches his son’s cricket and football teams. He also enjoys cycling, and most days a week you will find him commuting to work by bike. For the last 10 years or so he has lined up as an entrant in the Round Taupo Cycle Race.

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Sabina boyd

Law Clerk

Sabina has recently graduated from AUT University with a conjoint degree in Law and Business Management, and will shortly be admitted to the bar. She has been a law clerk at Legal Vision for the past three years. Sabina would be described as an organised, efficient and positive member of the Legal Vision team.

Sabina assists Tim in writing the monthly articles published in the Building Today magazine.