Howard Thompson

09 306 1880



What do I do?

I am a lawyer with more than 20 years of commercial legal experience, spanning transactional, advisory and dispute resolution work.  

I have considerable experience in all areas of commercial law, with particular expertise in insolvency law, company law, contract law, construction law and employment law

I deal with problems in an efficient and strategically focused way.  My experience as a transactions lawyer gives me an advantage when dealing with the commercial disputes which I handle on a daily basis.

Many 'litigation' lawyers are apprehensive about appearing in Court.  I am not one of those but I do believe that clients’ interests are often best served by achieving a negotiated outcome.  I help to resolve many more disputes by way of negotiation, often using mediation, than by going to Court or arbitration or some other more formal process.  I have a reputation as a particularly effective mediation advocate. 

What do I enjoy about what I do?

I enjoy dealing with people and I particularly enjoy the mental challenge of identifying and developing the best possible strategy for my clients.  I thoroughly enjoy the law and keeping myself up to date with developments in my practice areas.

What am I like out of work?

I enjoy spending time with family and riding my collection of bicycles.  I take an active interest on what’s going on in the world.  I enjoy current affairs, reading and watching sport. I’m confident that I am the North Shore’s most prolific all-weather barbecue cook!