Luke Cunnigham Clere names first Auckland partner

The new principal has extensive expertise in representing and advising public-sector agencies

Luke Cunnigham Clere names first Auckland partner

Wellington-based litigation specialist firm Luke Cunnigham Clere has appointed Ben Finn to the role of principal, reported the New Zealand Law Society.

Finn is set to become the firm’s first Auckland-based partner in April, subject to approval by the Law Society.

Finn started his legal career as a solicitor in Chapman Tripp’s civil and commercial litigation team. He has extensive expertise in representing and advising public sector agencies.

He served as a senior Crown prosecutor at the Office of the Auckland Crown Solicitors for more than 14 years. He also worked at the Crown Prosecution Service Proceeds of Crime in London.

Finn has represented the Crown, New Zealand Police, Financial Markets Authority, WorkSafe, Serious Fraud Office, and other public-sector agencies dealing with criminal and regulatory cases. He is a highly experienced advocate who has appeared in numerous trials, appeals, and other hearings before the District Court, Court of Appeal, and High Court.

He worked on secondment at Serious Fraud Office from 2012 to 2013 and at WorkSafe from 2020 to 2021. He has also taught criminal procedure at the Auckland University of Technology.

Finn obtained his law degree from the University of Auckland in 2001.

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