• Effective advocacy skills
  • Over 42 years wide ranging post admission experience in New Zealand and overseas
  • Authorised in accordance with the New Zealand Law Society regulatory arrangements to accept direct instructions as a barrister
  • Appeared as counsel in over 40 reported cases
  • A diligent, conscientious and client focused approach to cases
  • A keen academic interest in the law
  • A pragmatic and cost effective approach to litigation


Dr John Turner practises at the independent bar as a barrister sole from Chambers in central Auckland.

He was admitted to the Bar in New Zealand in February 1978 and has had over 42 years post admission legal experience with a commercial litigation focus. He is available to accept instructions both directly in accordance with the New Zealand Law Society direct instruction arrangements and through instructing solicitors and inhouse and government legal counsel in all areas of civil and commercial litigation. His specialist areas of legal interest are set out in more detail on this website.

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