From the Archive

March 2005
David was first appointed to the Documents and Precedents committee of ADLS Inc which develops documents and precedents for use by lawyers throughout NZ.

May 1994
David purchased 55 hectares in Millington Road, Whangarei where (with the help of his dogs and his Landrovers) he is farming sheep and cattle and planting trees.

March 1988
David was first appointed to the Property Disputes Committee of ADLS Inc where he and his colleagues bring their property law experience and expertise to the solution of Property disputes referred to them.

March 1988
David's 3 year term as Northland Branch Chairman of the New Zealand Deer Farmers Association Incorporated ended. In that role he had represented Northland Deer Farmers nationally as the second branch chair (following the opening up of the north to the farming of deer which had previously been prohibited) at NZDFA conferences in Queenstown, Palmerston North and Christchurch. David chaired the Ruakura meeting which finalised the constitution for the NZ Fallow Deer Society.

March 1988
David's 2 year appointment as Executive Director of the Te Tii (Waitangi) B3 Trust (administering the Trust's leasehold properties in the Bay of Islands) ended.

November 1985
David's 3 month locum at the Hamilton practice of McCaw Lewis Chapman (filling in for one of the partners who was overseas) ended.

September 1985
David's 12 years with the Whangarei partnership of Connell Lamb Gerard & Co ended when he sold his interest in the firm to the remaining 10 partners. David's practice had involved wills, estates, property and rural law.

May 1978
The Archbishop of Canterbury appointed David as a Notary Public for the City of Whangarei and all other places in the Dominion of New Zealand.

August 1973
David's 3+ years with Public Trust (originally as an estates clerk in Wellington and finally as District Solicitor in Whanganui) ended when he accepted a position in Whangarei with Connell Trimmer Lamb & Gerard, as it was then known.

December 1972
David was admitted to the (then) Supreme Court of New Zealand as a Barrister and Solicitor before Justice Beattie who later became Governor General of New Zealand.