Geoff Hardy, Auckland (New Zealand)
I went to law school because I couldn’t think of anything better to do. But I soon found that I loved it, and here I am 45 years later still passionate about the law and still passionate about my clients. The things I like most about my career is the intellectual stimulation I get every day, solving complex legal problems in a pragmatic way, liaising with my partners and staff, and educating both lawyers and the public on how the law impacts on them. 63 years young and still burning with ambition.
Geoff Hardy, LLB, LLM, MBA, born 1954, in Auckland, New Zealand
Specialist in company, commercial and business law including insurance law.
Top of Auckland law school in property & commercial law 1974.
1975-79: Property law at Russell McVeagh, lawyers, Auckland.
1980-81: Master of Laws at University of Toronto, Canada.
1982-84: Mergers & Acquisitions at Dawson Waldron, Sydney, Australia.
1985-94: Commercial law partner at Simpson Grierson, lawyers, Auckland.
1995-97: Executive MBA at Auckland University.
1998-2016: Sole proprietor of Madison Hardy, lawyers, Auckland.
2016-: Partner, Martelli McKegg, lawyers, Auckland.
Languages: English, & un peu de Francais.
Current hobbies – tennis, skiing, motorcycling, and off-road endurance running.
Proud husband of wife Sue and father of two daughters aged 18 & 17.
Resident of Auckland – City of Sails & Volcanos, home of the All Blacks & the America’s Cup.