David Wiseman


David is a litigator and a Crown prosecutor, with an interest and focus in financial enforcement. He acts in a variety of civil proceedings for both private and public sector clients. He also has significant experience in proceeds of crime litigation, appearing in the High Court and Court of Appeal as lead counsel on behalf of the Commissioner of Police. As a Crown prosecutor, he frequently appears in the District and High Courts in pre-trial, jury trial and appellate work. Additionally, he has acted for various public bodies in a range of regulatory matters, including appearing as lead counsel in prosecutions. Prior to joining Meredith Connell in 2016, David spent time working in the insolvency litigation department of another large New Zealand law firm. 

  • Appeared as sole counsel in the Court of Appeal in a proceeds of crime matter (Cheah v Commissioner of Police)
  • Appeared as junior counsel in a High Court murder trial involving a homicide at Auckland Prison (R v Lisiate & Ors)
  • Appeared as sole counsel in a serious violence High Court trial (R v Tapine)