Karl is a director of Shine Lawyers and is primarily based in our Auckland Office. He obtained a BA in Political Studies and an LLB from Otago University, and was admitted to the bar in New Zealand in 2000.
Karl joined Shine Lawyers in December 2015 having spent the previous seven years working at a well-known and highly regarded boutique insurance litigation practice, providing advice to insurers and defending claims against insureds and insurers. Having acted on the other side of claims, Karl brings a unique perspective and specialised knowledge in bringing litigation against insurers. He became a director in December 2017.
Karl is passionate about getting justice for clients, who are often in stressful situations, in a cost effective and pragmatic manner. Karl has particular expertise in professional indemnity disputes involving real estate agents and lawyers, as well as those involved in the construction industry such as architects, plasterers, building certifiers, surveyors and engineers. Karl also has extensive experience in earthquake cases having represented many of our clients in Christchurch.