Barrister: Mediator: Investigator


John is an expert Commercial Litigator with extensive experience across employment law, property and lease disputes, education law and insurance law.

John has acted for significant unions, for major national and international employers, and for individuals at CEO and C-suite level. He has regularly ranked as a leading individual in Chambers and Legal 500 Directories.


Previously a senior Litigation Partner at global law firm DLA Piper, John worked on a range of employment cases including cross-border employment issues.

John Hannan at work

John is one of the most experienced and commercially astute employment lawyers in New Zealand. With a sound understanding of issues facing private enterprise with a particular strength in media, John excels at all aspects of his role, from strategic advice to legal representation at the highest level.

– Bevan Gibbs, Director of People & Culture at Harcourts International