Gordon Davis



University of Otago
Admitted 1981 New Zealand


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Gordon Davis


  • Government administration and incident management

  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • Employment Law

Gordon’s main areas of practice are:

  • Government administration law, (legal and management investigations and reviews, governance, machinery of government and legislative initiatives);

  • Government Administration

  • Employment law (advice, representation, investigations); and

  • Representing client’s on civil disputes (including in courts and tribunals).

He has held senior legal, management and governance positions in the public and private sectors, as partner and managing partner of legal practices, Solicitor General of the Cook Islands, legal consultant on economic and public sector reform programmes for various governments under the sponsorship of international development organisations and Chief Legal Advisor at the New Zealand State Services Commission.

Gordon advises clients on employment, commercial and civil matters and assists clients to resolve disputes, including representation before the Courts and tribunals. His government administration practice includes assisting government organisations on a range of areas such as advice on  restructuring, machinery of government and governance issues, and carrying out investigations, management reviews and advising on integrity breaches.

Experience in such roles has shaped Gordon’s approach: clients respond best to sound technical expertise in combination with a sympathetic understanding of their circumstances and an agreed strategy to achieve the best outcome.

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