Level 6, 586 Victoria Street, Hamilton, New Zealand

07 838 2079

Brendan Cullen

Brendan leads our Dispute Resolution Team and is the Chair of McCaw Lewis Limited.

Brendan has over 30 years experience in Court litigation and alternative dispute resolution and 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