Michael Dewhirst LLB


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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

Public organisations

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?

Go sailing.

Everybody has a superpower - what's yours?

Problem solving

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.