Jack Oliver -Hood
BARRISTER SPECIALISING IN COMMERCIAL LITIGATION & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Jack has been practising dispute resolution since 2013. He began as a clerk to the Chief Justice of New Zealand, Hon Helen Winkelmann, while her Honour was Chief Judge of the High Court. He also clerked for Hon Mark Cooper, Judge of the Court of Appeal.
Since 2015, Jack has practised as a barrister focusing on commercial litigation and intellectual property. He was previously a full-time junior to Andrew Brown QC before entering practice on his own account in October 2020.
Jack obtained his undergraduate degree in law from the University of Auckland, where he was awarded a range of academic prizes. In 2019–2020, he studied for a Master of Law from Columbia University in New York City. Jack graduated as James Kent Scholar, the class of honours awarded to the top 2% of graduating JD and LLM students.
Jack has maintained an academic profile since entering practice. He taught the law of evidence at the University of Auckland in 2017 and 2018, and is teaching a postgraduate course on miscarriages of justice in 2021. Jack is a co-author of Mahoney on Evidence, the leading New Zealand text on the law of evidence, and has been published in the New Zealand Law Review and New Zealand Law Journal.
Alongside his commercial litigation practice, Jack maintains an active caseload working to correct high-profile miscarriages of justice. In 2017 and 2019, he appeared for Mark Lundy in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. Jack is currently assisting Gail Maney with her intended appeal against her wrongful conviction for murder.