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Tim Herbert

Senior Consultant


+64 (0)9 300 1256



What do you do for your clients at Ignition Law?

 My role is to take a scenario presented by a client and make it work to their benefit.  In relation to litigation, this is normally a dispute.  In relation to company/commercial, it is an opportunity.

What gets me out of bed in the morning

Normally, my wife telling me I have to go to our local cross-fit class. But otherwise, the hope of making a difference to someone’s life, even in a small way, that day. Ideally, a positive one.

An entrepreneur I admire

I’m always in awe of anyone who is prepared to take such large risks in hope of reward. It’s very rare, in an entrepreneur’s world, to hear the words “That’s safe. No-one can take that away from you”. It takes a lot of guts to have a vision and then make it real, against a background of potentially losing everything.

A social cause I care about is….

I regularly donate to international and domestic charities in relation to children suffering or in danger.  It is horrible to think that their problems are brought about by forces beyond their control, but can have such a scarring effect on the remainder of their lives.

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Key practices

Corporate & Commercial

Education and training

Oxford University – Law (M.A. (Oxon)); Oxford Institute of Legal Practice (Diploma in Legal Practice (Merit)); Herbert Smith (London & Hong Kong), Jones Day (London), Freehills (Sydney), Coudert Brothers (Sydney), LeeSalmonLong (Auckland). Now barrister sole based in Auckland.

Legal roles

Tim is admitted and practices as a solicitor in England & Wales and a barrister in New Zealand. He is also admitted as a solicitor and barrister in New South Wales, Australia.

Other interests

Tim is a football (Watford) and cricket fan and serves on his local cricket club’s junior committee. He also takes up small acting roles, most recently appearing for a matter of seconds in New Zealand’s highest grossing movie of all time.

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