The Hon Paul Heath QC

Name: The Hon Paul Heath QC

Location: New Zealand

Immediation Practice Area: Arbitration


The Hon Paul Health QC began practice as a barrister in 1978 and was made a Queen’s Counsel in 1998. He was appointed as a judge of the High Court of New Zealand in March 2002, until his retirement from judicial office in 2018. 

Paul is an experienced commercial litigation lawyer, now practicing predominantly as a commercial arbitrator and mediator. He has been appointed as the sole arbitrator and mediator in a number of large commercial disputes both in New Zealand and overseas. Paul has particular expertise in insolvency, advising in complex insolvency cases. 

Paul is a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and AMINZ; he is also a Chartered Arbitrator. Paul is on the panel of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK).  

Paul studied law at the University of Auckland, obtaining his LLB in 1978 and being admitted that same year.