Michael Heron QC is a leading QC in commercial and regulatory litigation and arbitrations. He has appeared as lead counsel in all New Zealand Courts (including the Privy Council) and has conducted significant commercial arbitrations for both the Crown and corporate clients.
Michael is regarded as one of New Zealand’s leading QCs and regularly advises significant public and private entities on commercial, public law and regulatory matters.
Michael’s experience as Solicitor-General included advising on a full range of legal matters to Ministers and Chief Executives. He appeared before Select Committees and in a range of Tribunals including the Waitangi Tribunal. He continues to represent the Crown and public bodies in a range of commercial and regulatory matters. He maintains security clearance (top-secret special) with NZSIS and is a panel counsel for the Serious Fraud Office.
Michael is a judicial officer for NZ Rugby and SANZAAR, he is National Commissioner for NZ Cricket and a member of the International Cricket Council Code of Conduct Commission and Disputes Resolution Committee.
In 2016 Michael founded an online dispute resolution service called CODR to provide better access to justice for modest civil and commercial matters.