The litigation solicitor had spent two years in Sydney working with a top international firm.
Lindsay welcomed litigation solicitor Joshua Aird back to New Zealand in March with an associate position in their specialist litigation and arbitration practice.
Aird has a wealth of experience in commercial litigation and regulatory defence, and has advised in both contentious and non-contentious matters. He has assisted both companies and individuals in matters involving regulatory investigations, including those conducted by the Financial Markets Authority and the Australian Federal Police.
Moreover, he has handled class-action claims, securities litigation, public law, and general commercial disputes. His other areas of expertise include arbitration and related court applications, contract cases, trust and estate disputes and matters of urgent injunctive relief.
Recently, he advised the National Australia Bank in the Australian Banking Royal Commission.
Aird returns to his home country after a two-year stint as a litigation solicitor in the disputes practice of leading firm Herbert Smith Freehills. Before going to Sydney, Aird worked with Russell McVeagh as a solicitor in the litigation and tax teams, where he concentrated on international tax disputes.
In addition to his role with Lindsay, Aird serves as a graduate teaching assistant of public law at Auckland University. He graduated with a first-class honours law degree from the Victoria University of Wellington, and a version of his honours dissertation was published by the New Zealand Law Journal.