Consultant, Wellington

Alastair Sherriff

Alastair Sherriff


Alastair specialises in representing and providing alcohol licensing advice to medical officers of health, licensing inspectors, community objectors, district licensing committees, and DLC secretariats.

Alastair specialises in advising public and private sector clients on governance, and class four gaming. Alastair has appeared as counsel representing clients in inquiries, tribunals, mediations, courts, licensing committees, licensing authorities, and before parliamentary select committees on these and related issues.

Alastair also provides conflicts of interest advice.

Alastair has presented at conferences and acted as a seminar leader on employment, privacy, alcohol licensing, class four gaming, education, and health and safety at work issues (such as governance, directors' responsibilities, bullying, harassment, and alcohol licensing law and protocols).

Alastair is lead co-author of the textbook Sale of Alcohol and peer reviews the six monthly publication New Zealand Gambling Law Guide.

Work highlights

Representing three families

who lost children/parents in the 2012 Carterton balloon tragedy in the coronial inquest process

Advising and representing medical officers of health

and several territorial local authorities in relation to alcohol licensing matters under the new Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012

Alternate contacts

Hamish Kynaston

Partner, Wellington

Hamish specialises in employment relations, litigation, health law, health and safety, and education…

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