John Unsworth

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September 7, 2015

John was born in Clyde, grew up in Blenheim and obtained his law degree from Canterbury University in 1984.

John joined Horsley Christie Brown & Co in 1984 and practised in conveyancing and property law before joining the litigation team in 1986.  John joined the partnership of Horsley Christie in 1991.

He now specialises in employment disputes, relationship property, trust and family estate claims, civil and insurance litigation, Maori land law, medico-legal issues, Coroners inquests and commercial litigation.

John regularly appears in the District, Family and High Courts, as well as the Maori Land Court and Employment Relations Authority. He has conducted many employment mediations.

John is a former Vice President of the New Zealand Law Society and President of the Whanganui Branch of the NZLS.

Other current roles:

  • Chair Sport Whanganui
  • Chair Whanganui Automobile Association
  • Chair Whanganui Hospice Foundation
  • Chair Whanganui Boys and Girls Gym Club Trust

Outside the law, John enjoys friends, coffee, walking, road cycling, mountain biking, the gym and watching all sport.