Max Simpkins


Max Simpkins

Max is involved in all aspects of the Law as it relates to Maori interests. He is also actively involved in advising and consulting Maori Trusts and Hapu groups and regularly appears in the Maori Land Court on a wide range of issues.

Max has been guided by his kaumatua, giving him exposure to and involvement in high level Maori decision making and politics from a very young age. His cultural heritage gives him a unique understanding of legal issues as they apply to Maori leading to extraordinary results. Max has excellent legal analytical skills and is renowned for his thorough and tactically astute approach to legal issues. His specific skill has been acknowledged by his frequent appointments by the Court to act as amicus curiae (Counsel to assist the Court) in complex cases.

Through his career Max has maintained his passion for the protection of Youth in the justice system. He is an appointed Youth Advocate and regularly appears in the Rangatahi Court.

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