Terry Sissons is a barrister, arbitrator and mediator with over 40 years’ experience as a lawyer in New Zealand.
He currently divides his time between Wellington and Marlborough where he has chambers at 219 Hawkesbury Road, near Renwick.
Terry has acted as counsel in a wide variety of cases before the New Zealand courts, including contract and property disputes, negligence, estate, trust and relationship property and equitable claims, insolvency, securities enforcement, fisheries, gaming, professional disciplinary proceedings, judicial review and arbitrations both as counsel and arbitrator.
Terry Sisson’s main areas of practice are arbitration and mediation and professional disciplinary proceedings.
Terry has acted as arbitrator in disputes involving commercial contracts, distribution and franchise agreements, commercial leases, rent reviews, construction and engineering, insurance, professional and farming partnership dissolutions, real property and trusts. He has also carried out independent investigations into matters affecting the racing industry, professional sport and local government.
He has acted as mediator in disputes involving relationship property, company liquidation, partnership dissolution, commercial leases, misfeasance in public office, professional complaints and resource management. He acts pro bono as mediator of complaints referred by Wellington based Standards Committees of the NZLS.
His experience before professional regulatory bodies includes acting as prosecuting counsel for the Professional Conduct Committee of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and acting as legal assessor for the New Zealand Registered Architects Board in relation to disciplinary proceedings.