Board Member, Consultant, Speaker, Author
David has a portfolio of interests keeping him busy across some key theme areas of technology for public good, healthcare and education (not an adequate description of his extraordinary list of activities).
He is also an ex. comedian, published author and public speaker. We’re especially delighted to have David participating in our event for the second time.
Judge Robyn von Keisenberg
As a family law barrister, Robyn practised in a broad range of areas including relationship property/trust disputes, capacity and mental health issues under the Mental Health Act and Protection of Personal & Property Rights Act legislation and estate litigation. Robyn also represented children on Care of Children Act (CoCA) disputes and trust and estate litigation. Robyn was a senior counsel on Lawyer for Subject Person lists and Lawyer for Child lists. She served on and convened a number of Law Society committees.
'Judge von Keisenberg' was sworn in as a District Court Judge with Family Court jurisdiction in March 2020. Her Honour is of Samoan descent and as described, for 25 years preceding her appointment specialised primarily in the area of family law. Judge von Keisenberg practiced at the independent bar since 2000 and was the founding member of Wyndham Chambers. Her Honour is a former chair of the Deportation Review Tribunal (2003-06) and was deputy member of the Mental Health Review Tribunal since 2011 until her appointment to the Bench in 2020. Her Honour was also the chair of the Family Courts Association for several years and is the immediate past president of the Auckland Medico-Legal Society .
Honourable Justice Simon Moore
Justice Moore is undoubtedly one of our city's most respected legal practitioners. He was appointed Crown Solicitor for Auckland in 1994, a role which gave him overall responsibility for the prosecution of all indictable crime in the region. Justice Moore added to his CV in 2000 when the British Government appointed him public prosecutor for Pitcairn Island. He became a Queen's Counsel in 2012 and a High Court judge in 2014. We're delighted that Simon has agreed to adjudicate Battle of the Suits for the third (and he says final) time.