- Member of the Court Martial Defence Panel, New Zealand Defence Force
- Legal advice and assistance on criminal investigation and proceedings (we do not undertake employment related disputes or treatment in the Military).
David regularly appears in the Court Martial and Court Martial Appeal Court.
David has spent 7 years as a soldier and appreciates the ‘exigencies of the service’ and can provide you with military legal advice.
Located in Te Puke, Tauranga, David offers services as a military lawyer to clients throughout the North Island.
You may be eligible for NZDF Legal Aid up to 2 hours pre-trial and if you are proceeded against by Court Martial.
If a charge has been determined as ‘well founded’ at a Summary hearing, and the CO offers you Trial by Court Martial, this signals an intention to impose loss of rank, a custodial sentence at SCE , or retention. The decision whether to elect Trail by Court Martial is a vital one to which you should get advice promptly.
If you do not want Legal Aid and want your own lawyer, we can charge privately and our fees are reasonable and competitive. We offer a ‘fixed fee’ model for most cases we work as opposed to hourly rate (we don’t do 6 minute units!). See our terms and conditions . Pawson Law also accepts credit card payments if you need help fast.
We believe in good communication with our confirmed clients, so if you have agreed to an agreed ‘fixed fee’, we do not depart from that and do not charge you for phone calls, letters, and other correspondence. We only charge for this if you instruct us on an hourly rate.