ABOUT DEIRDRE WATSON

Deirdre is an Auckland based barrister with over 25 years specialist law experience in franchise, employment, estate, contract, and civil and commercial litigation. She is a highly respected franchise lawyer, litigation lawyer and employment lawyer.

Please browse her credentials below or call for more information about her expertise.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

  • LLB (1987), LLM (Hons) (1993), Member NZLS, FANZ and AMINZ
  • Lecturer Franchise Law, Auckland University
  • Board Member of the Franchise Association of New Zealand
  • Vice Chair, Franchise Association of New Zealand
  • Approved Mediation Panel Member of the Franchise Association
  • Member, NZ Law Society interviewing Panel for Barristers applying to practice on their own account (2016 to 2018),
  • Member New Zealand Law Society Complaints Advisory Panel (2017 onwards)
  • Convenor, New Zealand Law Society Standards Committee (2008 to 2016)
  • Convenor, National Standards Committee 2, New Zealand Law Society (2018)
  • Chairperson, Legalwise Seminars, Contract Law (2014), Commercial Law (2015) and Commercial Law (2016)
  • Completed 5 day LEADR Mediation training (Resolution Institute)
  • Presenter, Legalwise Seminars, Franchise Disputes (Sept 2016 and March 2017)
  • Presenter, “Franchise Law – the Legal Lifecycle”, Auckland District Law Society (31 August 2016)
  • Presenter, “Typical franchise disputes and how to solve them”, NZLS In Short Seminar (February 2017)
  • Presenter, “Typical franchise disputes and how to solve them”, NZLS Webinar (May 2017)
  • Presenter, “Franchise disputes that can arise in selling a business”, Legalwise, November 2017
  • Presenter, Auckland District Law Society Seminar “The end of a franchise – considerations and consequences” (August 2018)
  • Presenter, “Business Sales, Purchases and Franchises” Legalwise Seminar (October 2018)
  • Presenter, New Zealand Law Society Seminar “Franchising – key issues” (February 2019)
  • Presenter, New Zealand Law Society seminar “Franchising Must knows and updates (March 2020)
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