Michael Heard


Email: michael.heard@lsl.co.nz
Phone: +64 9 912 7117

Michael acts in complex commercial cases at all levels of the New Zealand court system and in arbitrations.  He has particular expertise in insolvency and maritime law and in cases concerning breaches of directors’ duties.

Michael has acted on numerous matters involving urgent interim relief, including obtaining search and freezing orders in a range of intellectual property and privacy cases, and interim relief in judicial review applications. 

His practice includes shareholder disputes, derivative action proceedings, construction cases, executives’ employment disputes, and general contract and commercial disputes in the district and High Courts.

He appears regularly at all levels of the Court system in New Zealand as counsel and assisting Senior Counsel.