Allan Cooke

Dispute resolution practitioner
PhD/BA/LLB (Hons)/PG Dip CHAD (Dist)
0800 77 44 20
Family dispute resolution (FDR)

Allan has practiced family law for over 25 years. He has extensive experience as a mediator, having conducted mediations since the mid 1990s and on a regular basis since 2007. In his other work, Allan specializes in Care of Children Act proceedings and with proceedings under the Children, Young Persons and Their Families Act. He represents both parties and children in those proceedings. He has a secondary interest in issues involving children and adults with disabilities.

Allan was on the Executive of the NZLS Family Law Section from 2011 to May 2016 and was and chair of the Section from May 2014 to May 2016. Allan received his doctorate in August 2014 for his thesis State Responsibility for Children in Care.

Allan has had numerous articles published and has presented at family law conferences both in New Zealand and overseas.

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