Global Arbitration Review recognises Sir David Williams QC

The latest edition of Global Arbitration Review (GAR) gives a glowing report on Sir David Williams’ and Derek Firth’s New Year’s honours.

GAR is an influential international publication, read by all involved in arbitration the world over. In talking to GAR, I commented:

Sir David has put arbitration on the world map – and New Zealand arbitrators along with it.

The GAR article underlines the increasing importance of international arbitration, and  Sir David’s central role in its development.

By |January 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

John Walton featured in NZLS online magazine LawPoints

Each week, the New Zealand Law Society puts out an online newsletter with updates on developments in the law,  news items, advertising seminars and an interest article on People in the law.

This week, I feature.

Hot biker NZLS

By |February 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The rumours of my death are premature!

My condolences to the family of my namesake who was killed in an air crash in South Africa yesterday.  While sharing a name and an apparent passion for aviation, it was not me.  I am safe and sound at home in Auckland.

My day will come, but not today.

By |August 24th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Email issues resolved

For those of you who have tried to contact me by email (john@johnwalton.co.nz) over the last week or so, I have had a problem with my email settings at Orcon which has now been resolved.

My apologies for any inconvenience.

By |August 22nd, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

PPPs – who bears the cost?

In the traditional model of infrastructure development; a model which gave our communities the foundations upon which the fabric of our society grew; our government bodies at various levels planned, designed, approved, financed, built, owned, operated and maintained all the essentials of life.  There appeared to be no limit to their purview – hospitals, fire services, telephone exchanges, postal services, roads, rail services, ports, airports, airlines, shipping lines, water, wastewater, electricity, police, defence and telecommunications, and all the bureaucracy needed to administer them, and to assure the public that the services they provided would continue to be available.

Why then consider private funding of public infrastructure projects?