Litigation

Advice, Strategy &  Representation for Regulatory Breaches & Criminal Charges

Our Litigation Services

Our advocacy has many faces. We can negotiate on your behalf with your AML/CFT Supervisor and other regulators, represent you or your business in a criminal prosecution, advocate for you in restraint and forfeiture proceedings, or help you resist an enforceable undertaking, civil pecuniary penalty or injunction.

Since 2003, Marty has worked in serious and complex litigation in matters of liberty, reputation and wealth. This frequently involves complex forensic evidence in computing, accounting and other expert evidence. Robinson Legal draws on a wide network of top experts across these areas when you need them.

We're experts in litigation strategy. We take a central role in our clients' affairs as early as the investigation phase right through to a defended trial and beyond if necessary. It's important to us that you know we're committed all the way.

Marty has been appointed as amicus curiae and standby counsel in a range of cases by the District and High Courts.

We regularly appear in jury and judge-alone trials and matters mostly in the High Court and District Courts. Our areas of experience include:
- jury and judge-alone trials from murder and manslaughter right down to traffic cases;
- regulatory prosecutions in the areas of tax, health and safety, financial reporting, fisheries, radio-communications, biosecurity, wildlife, motor vehicle sales and other regulatory prosecutions;
- civil litigation brought by the Commissioner of Police to restrain and confiscate assets;
- debt recovery, insolvency, bankruptcy;
- Gambling Act licensing appeals;
- Charities Act cases.

Careful who you use

  • So litigation's on the cards? You'll want to make decisions very carefully from here.

    Involve litigation experts early - you need to be in prime position before the fireworks start - and solidly represented once they do.

    Practising lawyers are authorised to represent you in litigation or advise you on contemplated litigation. Compliance consultants and others are not. Make sure you get sound advice and support.
  • Marty, Hugo and Sam have expert knowledge in a broad range of litigation.

    Marty has been appointed as amicus curiae and standby counsel in a range of cases by the District and High Courts.

    Marty has provided legal advice and/or representation to the Ministry of Fisheries, Immigration New Zealand and the Ministry of Economic Development (currently within the Ministry of Business, Employment and Innovation), the Charities Registration Board, Charities Services, the Department of Conservation, Fish and Game, various operational units within the Department of Internal Affairs, and foreign prosecution and investigation agencies with dealings on New Zealand soil.

    He has also advised and trained both domestic and foreign witnesses in their upcoming cases in New Zealand courts and maintains overseas networks within investigation and enforcement agencies.

Marty Robinson has extensive experience in the High Court & District Court

Appearing in jury and judge-alone trials from murder and manslaughter through to regulatory and transport matters, restraint & forfeiture of assets, insolvency, bankruptcy, debt recovery & much more...

Robinson Legal's team are litigation specialists who bring unparalleled AML/CFT experience to our clients. We have extensive prosecution and defence experience, and have advised government, corporate and individual clients on financial crime, AML/CFT, the full range of criminal cases and regulatory investigations and prosecutions.

Our Principal, Marty Robinson, co-wrote the legal text The AML/CFT Regime: A Practical Guide. Marty has spent two decades in financial crime and associated areas, including investigation and prosecution work at the UK Serious Fraud Office as an Investigative Lawyer and acting as Principal Solicitor at New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs, a Crown Prosecutor at the Crown Solicitor’s Office, and a criminal defence and civil litigation lawyer on his own account and with Robinson Legal.