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Kim Murray
LLM(Lond) Dip Intn Law; Dip Air & Space Law

Kim has been a member of Lambton Chambers for over 15 years. His practice over that period has included accident compensation, appellate advocacy, biosecurity, censorship, health and medico-legal, judicial review, public inquiries and maritime and aviation law.

Kim’s practice has an emphasis on public law (administrative law, constitutional law and international law) including liability and legal risk management advice for Government clients. He routinely acts for State-owned enterprises, Crown entities and statutory office holders. He has extensive public law litigation experience.

Kim is also an aviation law specialist and has conducted numerous aviation cases at both trial court and appellate level. As well as acting for New Zealand Government clients, he acts for aviation underwriters and also undertakes overseas consultancy assignments. In particular, he has been team leader on projects funded by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He also holds an appointment as Legal Advisor for the Pacific Aviation Safety Office (PASO) funded by the World Bank as a component of the Bank's Pacific Aviation Investment Programme.

Kim has taken a lead role in organising three international aviation law conferences in New Zealand and is a regular speaker at aviation law conferences in New Zealand and overseas. His presentations and publications have covered a wide range of aviation and public law topics.

As well as practising as a barrister and aviation law consultant, Kim is a not-for-profit company director. For many years he was on the board of the Aviation Law Association of Australia and New Zealand Limited (ALAANZ) and served as Chairman from 2006-2008.  He is currently Chairman of Slot Coordination New Zealand Limited, a company formed in 2013 to manage airline slots at New Zealand’s four international airports.

Kim’s previous legal roles have been legal adviser in the New Zealand Ministry of Transport, Crown Counsel in the Attorney-General’s Department (Crown Law Office) and law firm partner in a New Zealand national law firm. Kim’s postgraduate studies have been in the field of public international law.  He has previously taught air law in the LLB(Hons) and LLM programme at the Faculty of Law, Victoria University of Wellington,

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