David Pawson is a specialist in criminal & employment law
David Pawson believes in
Respecting my clients
"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts" — MaslowThis cuts two ways. What someone says was done and what was actually done. I am a lawyer, not a Judge so I respect human frailties and will act on reasonable instructions to advance your side of the story and test the facts where needed.
Solving (not adding to) the problem
"We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them" — Albert EinsteinI will do my best to solve your problem with minimal time and cost. I am a specialist in employment, criminal, immigration, transportation and military law and I'm ready to assist you.
Barrister and Solicitor
My name is David Pawson. I am an experienced lawyer based in Te Puke with a background in Criminal law/investigation and Transportation.
During a period of 13 years as a Senior Police Prosecutor and a few years as a Defence lawyer, I have dealt with a wide range of matters including serious violence, drugs, fraud, Coroners Inquests, health and safety prosecutions involving fatalities or serious injuries.
In total I have 27 years of experience directly connected to operational roles such as a Forestry advisor with MAF (Indigenous Forestry Unit), New Zealand Customs Service and New Zealand Army, (Royal New Zealand Military Police – Special Investigation Branch).
I have recent appeal experience in the High Court, Court of Appeal, and Court Martial Appeal Court