Experts working with us provide expert determinations for the .nz Dispute Resolution Service. Learn about our experts here.
Andrew Brown QC
Andrew Brown QC has been appointed the Chair of the Experts. His appointment is for a period of two years. Andrew Brown is experienced in handling internet domain name disputes in the New Zealand Courts and in relation to top level domain names. He was Australasian President of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ), is a current WIPO panellist and also Director of the Legal Research Foundation.
Maria Dew QC
Maria Dew QC is a barrister who has been at the independent bar since 2000 and in litigation in New Zealand and overseas for over 20 years. She specialises in employment law, professional misconduct and civil disputes. Maria is currently a Deputy Chair of the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal and is a qualified mediator appointed to various mediation panels.
Clive Elliott QC
Clive Elliott QC is an Auckland-based Barrister. He is the President of the New Zealand Bar Association. Clive is an AMINZ fellow and a panel member of AMINZ's IP list. He is appointed to WIPO and NAF's panel of neutrals and has decided on a number of international domain name disputes.
Hon Robert Fisher QC
Hon Robert Fisher QC has 15 years of experience as a High Court Judge. Since leaving the bench in March 2004 he has been in full-time practice as an arbitrator and mediator. He is also a member of the Kiribati, Samoa, Tuvalu and Cook Islands Courts of Appeal. He is a Fellow of the Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand and an expert for the Council of Country Code Administrators Domain Name Complaint Resolution Service.
Kevin Glover is a barrister at Shortland Chambers in Auckland. He acts on a wide range of commercial disputes and specialises in intellectual property, technology and media disputes. He was admitted in 2000, holds a Master of Law from the University of Cambridge and has practised as a barrister sole since 2009. Kevin has acted as counsel on a number of cases involving domain name issues, including the first complaint heard under the DRS.
Sheana Wheeldon is a Barrister with many years’ experience in trade mark law, and has handled a variety of New Zealand domain name disputes. She is a member of the New Zealand Law Society's IP Committee, the trans-Tasman and New Zealand Committees of IPSANZ, and the ADR Sub-committee of the International Trademarks Association.
Jane has particular expertise in intellectual property, but has worked across a range of civil and commercial disputes at leading firms in New Zealand and London. She has acted in relation to negligence and other tortious claims, property matters, wills, and wide range of contractual disputes, amongst others. She has appeared in the District Court, the High Court and the Court of Appeal, as well as in specialist tribunals.
Jane has held a number of roles as an adjudicator. She is a member of the Domain Name Commissioner's panel of Experts for resolving domain name disputes, and she is Deputy Chair of the Copyright Tribunal. She is also an Independent Adjudicator for two WHO Codes. She was an Assistant Commissioner with the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) from 2013 to 2019, hearing patent and trade mark cases.
Jane regularly presents seminars on intellectual property and other matters and is an author of the copyright section of the leading text Intellectual Property Law published by LexisNexis New Zealand. She is also a contributing author to the text Therapeutic Jurisprudence (2015) and is a member of the IP Committee of the New Zealand Law Society.
Jane blogs about IP and related issues at http://www.janeglover.co.nz/
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