University of Auckland LLB.
Massey University BSc.
Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in 2010.
Arran’s first career was as a technical business analyst, both in New Zealand and London. This work involved creating positive disruption, reengineering business processes to improve productivity and take advantage of modern technology. On gaining admittance, he joined a top franchise boutique law firm, forming a solid base in commercial, contract, and IP law. Over time Arran has been able to grow a practice in technology law, providing assistance to both specialised technical companies, as well as people or companies with a technology based legal issue.
His approach to law is to find a solution that best meets the needs of the client. This can often mean finding a compromise, and he has assisted a number of clients with negotiating agreements without the need to commence formal court action. He has also represented several clients under the Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015, including the first civil action under the Act.
He has since gained a reputation as one of the more technically minded lawyers in New Zealand. He writes and presents frequently on the subject of technology and law, sits on the ADLS Law and Technology Committee. He also acts for a number of technology based companies and industry groups, and is on the board of the charity Dignity Freedom Network New Zealand.