1 London Street, Hamilton

07 838 2079

Brendan Cullen

Brendan leads our Dispute Resolution Team and has over 30 years experience in Court litigation and alternative dispute resolution. 

Brendan is a qualified Arbitrator and Mediator.  He also teaches arbitration, mediation, advocacy and civil procedure at the University of Waikato Faculty of Law (Te Piringa).

Brendan is very experienced in advising on a range of disputes and will work hard to achieve the best possible outcomes for clients in such circumstances.

Brendan joined the firm in 1984, was appointed a Partner in 1991 and has been a Director of McCaw Lewis Limited since 2011.


  • LLB, Bachelor of Laws
  • BA, Bachelor of Arts (History)
  • DipBS, Diploma in Business Studies (Dispute Resolution)
  • FAMINZ, Fellow of the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute (Mediation)
  • Acc.M.LEADR, Accredited Mediator on the Resolution Institute Panel of Mediators
  • Accredited Mediator (Australia)

Bar admission

  • 1985

Contact details

07 958 7420

brendan.cullen (at) mccawlewis.co.nz
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  • Convenor, NZ Law Society (Waikato Bay of Plenty Branch) Courts, Tribunals and ADR Committee
  • Council member, NZ Law Society (Waikato Bay of Plenty Branch)
  • Member, NZ Law Society (Waikato Bay of Plenty Branch) Standards Committee