barrister & arbitrator

Sam Maling

Curriculum Vitae

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Samuel Richard Maling

LLB Canterbury University 1969:
  Barrister & Solicitor High Court of New Zealand 1969-98;
  Barrister (sole) since January 1999.
Chartered Fellow NZ Institute of Directors.
  Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ)- Mediation and Arbitration Panelist, NZ Dispute Resolution  
  Centre(NZDRC) and Family Dispute Resolution Centre ( FDR Centre)
Principal Panelist Arbitration and Mediation.


Services Provided

1. Law Professional

  • Barrister services
  • Mentor and litigation assistance for advocates and litigation solicitors
  • Opinion work

3. Mediation and Facilitation

  • Experienced Mediator and Facilitator
  • Experienced Independent Chair

Current Appointments

  • Member – NZ Council of Legal Education 2010
  • Member-Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary
  • Tribunal 2011- • NZ IOD Presenter and Facilitator


2. Arbitration Appointments:

  • Experienced Arbitrator
  • Full service provided

4. Company and Corporate Consulting:

  • Risk management and legal compliance programmes
  • Governance, structure and process (less maybe more in some cases)
  • Crisis management


Summary of Experience

Law Professional includes over 40 years litigation including advocate roles with a special interest in:

  • Local Authority work (Hospital/Health Board and Port Company)
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance claims for Lawyers, Accountants and Engineers
  • Property and Succession work including Family property disputes
  • Trustee and Trust Company work
  • Corporate and Commercial work including Companies ( Special Investigation) work
  • Tort and contract cases
  • Resource Management Prosecution defence work
  • Public Works including High Country Tenure Review
  • Judicial Review
  • Professional Disciplinary (Accountants, Lawyers and Motor Vehicle Dealers)

Arbitration: Advocate and Award Experience includes:

  • Landlord , tenant and Lease work (renewals; options; rent and valuation disputes , cancellation, termination and reinstatement of premises)
  • A wide range of contract work including Franchise disputes, interpretation and declaration work, claims for specific performance, damages and injunctions
  • Land and property work including licenses and restrictive covenants;
  • Legal practice and Accounting practice dissolutions, valuation and goodwill issues
  • Family Property disputes
  • Building and Construction disputes including liens and Contractors Warranty
  • Rural Business and farm partnership work including share valuation; taking of accounts; dissolution; share-milking joint ventures
  • Company Governance disputes including share valuations; director differences; pre-emptive rights; minority oppression.

Mediation: Experience includes:

  • 15 years Advocate and Mediator roles across a wide range of commercial issues
  • 40+ years case settlement work (all courts)

Facilitation: Experience includes:

  • Independent Chair work on both private and public issues
  • New Zealand Broadcasting Standards – Facilitating and negotiating Codes for Free to Air and pay television; TV and Radio complaints work generally.

Previous appointments include :

  • Partner Lane Neave Lawyers, Christchurch, from 1972 to 1998, Executive Chairman 1994 to 1997
  • Broadcasting Standards Authority Chair 1997 to 2000. A quasi judicial authority determining complaints and code compliance.
  • President Canterbury District Law Society 1994, Council 1985 to 1994
  • Vice-President New Zealand Law Society 1995 – 1998 (New Zealand Council and New Zealand Law Society Board Member 1993 – 1998)
  • 14 years (1996-2010) NZX Listed companies Pyne Gould Corporation Limited PGG Wrightson (PGW) and NZ Farming Systems ( Uruguay) Ltd ( NZFSU). Board governance and committee work; listing compliance; Bond and capital issues, prospectus work and investor relations
  • Chair PGC Group 1999-2010.
  • Financial Services (MARAC director and board Chair) Trustee Services ( Perpetual Trust director and Chair) 1996-2010
  • Chair Foundation Corporate Trust until 2015- a statutory licensed Supervisor