Tim Castle

Tim CastleTim Castle is in private practice as a barrister. He graduated with a bachelor of laws from Victoria University in 1973 and was a student at Te Kawa a Māui in 2003. Mr Castle completed Māori 101, having also from 1995 undertaken university, night school, and private tuition in Te Reo Māori. He was admitted to the Bar in 1973 and commenced practice as a barrister sole in 1989. He has also been admitted as a barrister in Victoria, New South Wales and Fiji. Tim has been a judge of the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne since 1991 and a member of the Waitangi Tribunal since 2008.

His practice includes complex civil and criminal litigation, sports law and Māori and indigenous peoples' rights. He is experienced in alternative dispute resolution and mediation.

Last year Tim was commissioned by Te Ohu Kaimoana to lead an Independent Review of the Māori Commercial Fisheries Structure Under the Māori Fisheries Act 2004. He and his team presented “Taia Kia Matariki, Make Sure the Net Is Woven Tightly”, the Review Report that saw Iwi and Māori fisheries organisations come together in June this year and agree on some significant changes to the current Māori fisheries commercial space.

He was personally recognised by the Minita Whanaketanga Māori, Hon Te Ururoa Flavell his work on this review.

Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust is proud to have Tim join the Te Putea Whakatupu Trust Fisheries Panel discussions at Ngā Whetū Hei Whai; Charting Pathways For Māori Industry Futures Conference for 2015.