About

Vernon InformalThis is my personal website on which I share my thoughts on things political and social.

I spend the majority of my time working as a business broker with Divest Business Sales. I am also an enrolled Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand (without a current practising certificate) and worked in general legal practice for three years before moving into brokerage.

I regularly appear as a commentator on politics and current affairs on Radio Live, the Paul Henry Show, The AM Show and NewsTalk ZB.

I have been an elected member of the Waitematā Local Board of Auckland Council since 2013. I am certified as a Resource Management Act Independent Commissioner.

In the 2011 General Election, I stood as the Green Party candidate in Northcote and in 2015 as a candidate for male Green Party Co-Leader. I am no longer a member of the Green Party.

I hold a Master of Laws degree (LL.M) with First Class Honours from the University of Auckland where I was awarded the 2010 Fowlds Memorial Prize  for Most Distinguished Masters Student in Law.

In 2014, I taught at the University of Auckland as a Professional Teaching Fellow at the Department of Planning, National Institute for Creative Arts and Industry (NICAI), and from 2011-2013 as a tutor in Jurisprudence at the Faculty of Law in the general streams as well as the Māori and Pasifika programes. I was a Research Fellow at the New Zealand Centre for Environmental Law from 2009 to 2011 working closely with Professor Klaus Bosselmann who was also my Masters thesis supervisor.

 

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