Johnson received the Cleary Prize in 2009 for New Zealand’s most promising young legal practitioner, and hasn’t disappointed. Back then, he had just become the youngest counsel to appear before the Supreme Court in 2008, and since then he has grown to become an accomplished litigator specialising in commercial, equity and trust law. Johnson continues to be regularly published in leading journals and is a member of the Legislation Advisory Committee, which reviews proposed legislation for the Attorney-General and Parliament.
Partner, Wynn Williams Lawyers (2008)
Board Member, College House Institute of Theology (2007-2011)
|Years of Experience:
- Recognised by Chambers Asia Pacific and Chambers Global Directories as an "up and coming" practitioner in the field of Dispute Resolution ( 2014)
- He received the Cleary Prize for New Zealand’s “Most Promising Young Legal Practitioner” (2009)
- Raymond Donnelly Prize for Criminal Law, University of Canterbury (2005)
- Ecclesiastical Law Society
- Legislation Advisory Committee
- Vice-Chancellor (honorary legal advisor) of the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch
- President, and is a life member, of the New Zealand Schools’ Debating Council Inc.
- Member Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
- LLM (First Class Hons), University of Cambridge (2011-2012)
- BA, History and LLB (Hons), University of Canterbury (2003-2007)
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