John is a solicitor in the Regulatory branch of the Crown Specialist team. He conducts criminal prosecutions on behalf of the Crown, as well as government departments and regulatory agencies.
Prior to joining Meredith Connell, John worked as an in-house prosecutor for the Department of Internal Affairs where he prosecuted gambling and censorship offences, and provided legal advice in regulatory and enforcement matters. John is also a former police prosecutor who regularly appeared in the District Court and conducted Judge alone trials.
- Department of Internal Affairs v Chadwick  NZDC 20716 – objectionable publications case that resulted in the highest sentence for a departmental prosecution.
- Police v Orchard DC Waitakere CRI-2016-090-4837, 22 September 2017 – trial for theft of family heirlooms where the Judge found the offence proven “beyond a shadow of a doubt”.
- Police v Davey  NZDC 2896 – multi-day Judge alone trial and section 147 application for refusing to provide a blood specimen and resisting a constable which resulted in convictions.
LLB, University of Auckland