The NZ Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today the appointments of 26 Queen’s Counsel, including Peter Watts, who is a door tenant at Fountain Court in recognition of his “extraordinary contribution to the law.”

Peter Watts is an Auckland Barrister and professor of Law at Auckland University. He is one of New Zealand’s leading academic lawyers, with broad expertise in commercial law, particularly in agency law, company law, equity, the law of restitution, and insolvency law. Mr Watts is the General Editor of Bowstead & Reynolds on Agency (19th ed, Sweet & Maxwell, 2010), the leading Commonwealth text in its field. He has written for many of the Commonwealth’s leading law journals and his articles have been cited by judges in the House of Lords, High Court of Australia, Supreme Court of New Zealand, Court of Appeal of England and Wales, and many other Commonwealth courts. Professor Watts has advised the New Zealand Law Commission and the Law Commission of England and Wales on a number of private law and commercial law projects.

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