With experience across a broad range of civil cases, Sean brings valuable insights into company and professional negligence disputes and class action proceedings.

Sean regularly advises clients undergoing investigations by the Commerce Commission, Financial Markets Authority and other regulators. He has appeared as sole and junior counsel in the High Court and Court of Appeal as well as before tribunals.

Prior to joining Gilbert Walker, Sean worked for three years in Bell Gully’s litigation department. While at university, Sean undertook an internship abroad at Herbert Smith Freehills in London and tutored contract and tort law.


  • LLB (Hons) / BA (Canterbury)

  • Admitted to the Bar in 2016


  • acting for former directors of Feltex in the liability and loss phase of the $200m class action brought on behalf of more than 3,600 shareholder claimants arising from the Feltex IPO in 2004

  • acting for a large national supplier in relation to a Commerce Commission investigation into the promotion and advertising of building products

  • acting for a major commercial landlord on a number of property and leasing disputes across its portfolio

  • acting for a New Zealand subsidiary of an overseas-listed company in the first civil penalty proceeding brought by the Financial Markets Authority under the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act

  • acting for Vector in resisting an application for an interim injunction

  • acting for lawyers, accountants and other professionals facing civil claims