Areas of specialisation:  

Litigation and Dispute Resolution:  - Commercial advice and disputes especially construction and commodities whether domestic or international arbitrations, litigation and adjudication.  Advises on International Cotton Association arbitration claims.

Reported cases: JP Whelan v British Gas (Lands Tribunal) - compulsory acquisition, valuation;
Ancare NZ Ltd v Fort Dodge Limited (Privy Council) - intellectual property rights;
Canterbury International Golf Ltd v Yoshimoto (Privy Council) - fulfilment of planning conditions;
Shalson v DF Keane (High Court) - status of a statutory demand;
Whyte v Whyte (Court of Appeal) - enforcement of foreign judgements, Texas law;
JSC Uzinterimpex v Standard Bank London Plc - trade performance guarantee - fraud conversion commodities trading.

Year of Admission: Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand 1985; 1993 (England & Wales).
Educated at Christchurch Boys’ High School and the University of Canterbury (LLB).

Memberships: Anglo-Australasian Lawyers’ Society; Society of Construction Law; The Law Society.

Web Site Favourites and other Interests: www.nzherald.com; opera; swimming.

Secretary: Melanie Moylan
Email: melanie.moylan@stitt.co.uk  

Matthew Cropp
Partner

Phone: 020 7832 0840
Fax:
020 7832 0841
Email: matthew.cropp@stitt.co.uk