Arbitration and Construction law expert joins the Law School

23 July 2013
Tómas Kennedy-Grant QC
Tómas Kennedy-Grant QC

An internationally recognised legal expert in arbitration and construction law will join The University of Auckland Law School next month as a Research Fellow.

Tómas Kennedy-Grant QC, an Auckland-based chartered arbitrator who also has chambers in Singapore, will commence his research fellowship at the Law School on August 1.

Law Faculty Dean Andrew Stockley says the appointment of Mr Kennedy-Grant will not only boost the Law School’s expertise in several fields, but will offer staff and students access to a former judge and current practitioner with a wide range of knowledge and expertise.

Mr Kennedy-Grant was a Master of the High Court of New Zealand from 1992 to 2002 and is a former partner of Simpson Grierson. He has nearly 40 years’ experience in civil and commercial law, arbitration and adjudication, including lecturing in different disciplines at The University of Auckland, the National University of Singapore and the University College of Rhodesia. He is the author of numerous academic articles and papers in the fields of arbitration and construction law and of Kennedy-Grant on Construction Law (2nd edition, 2012), which has been described by one international reviewer as a “major work” in the field.

A Past President and Honorary Life Member of the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand Mr Kennedy-Grant holds arbitration accreditation in New Zealand, India, Singapore, the United States, Hong Kong, Malaysia, England, and a number of other countries.