Chad graduated from the University of Auckland with a conjoint degree in Law (with honours) and Property, and was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in 2005. In 2002, during his studies, Chad was successfully placed in an internship (one of four from the University of Auckland) with a large New Zealand law firm. Chad remained with that firm until 2007.
During 2007 – 2010, Chad was engaged to set up a number of commercial businesses in New Zealand. It was this process that has allowed Chad to obtain the commercial acumen to be able to provide his clients with practical and robust legal advice. During that period, Chad also became (and remains) an Associate of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (hence the letters AREINZ behind his name) and an affiliate of the Arbitrator’s and Mediator’s Institute of New Zealand.
After the completion of the commercial business set ups, Chad returned to legal practice, along with lecturing the Property Law course at the University of Auckland. In 2013, Chad established his own legal practice (Danswan Law) before merging that practice with another firm in 2015 to create Cambridge Law. More recently, Chad has merged Cambridge Law with Harkness Henry (as of 1 April 2022).
Chad puts his success down to having a very supportive family (his wife, Sabrina, and their three wonderful children, Sofia, Ben and Nick) and having the right positive “can do” attitude, and believes physical exercise is key. He thoroughly enjoys swimming, running, cycling and riding motorcycles.