Michael Dewhirst LLB
Rural land and business
Industry and forests
Business sale and purchase
Commercial and company law
Land and property law
Energy and infrastructure
Resource management and consents
Personal planning and relationships
What made you decide to become a lawyer?
I became a lawyer because I really enjoy the English language, and to help people overcome difficult problems.
Where did you study law and what was your favourite subject?
Victoria. My favourite subject was environmental law and minerals.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Everybody has a superpower - what's yours?
What would you choose as your Mastermind specialist subject?
America's Cup legal challenges
Do you have any hobbies / interests outside of work?
Hanging out with family, sailing, surfing, swimming, diving and having a laugh.
Complete this sentence: if I wasn’t a lawyer I would be...
...better rested, but just as happy.
What do you love about your job?
People. That’s it. Everything we do is about them.