Sat 11 November | 10:00AM - 1:30PM | The Bell Gully Computer Laboratory, the University of Auckland Law School MAP

Cyber attacks are becoming increasingly frequent and there is a real need to protect yourself and your clients from them. Failure to do so may result in substantial, financial and reputational damage. Are you equipped to deal with email scams and their consequences?  Are your protocols for the remote access of servers sufficiently robust to protect confidential information? Do you have question about cyber security which you are reluctant to ask?

This workshop, utilising the facilities at the Bell Gully Computer Lab, U of A, will cover, in a practical and hands-on way, the main security issues facing small to medium-sized practices and provide insights into the protections and solutions available. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to engage with experts in the field and raise any specific concerns and questions with the facilitators in confidence.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop a better understanding of the risks involved in accessing servers remotely, how to minimise these risks as well as best practice strategies for exchanging documents with clients, other lawyers and third parties.
  • Learn more about the practical and legal advantages of an IT audit and what such an audit entails.
  • Gain practical insights into data protection and how to safeguard technology and servers.
  • Understand better the role of CERT NZ and how this will assist practitioners with cyber security issues.

Who should attend?

All lawyers practising in small to medium-sized firms who are responsible for, or have an interest in cyber security.

Spaces will be limited so please book early.



Spaces are limited

Please book early to avoid misisng out.


Dr David Harvey
Faculty of Law
University of Auckland

Dr David Harvey was appointed as a District Court Judge in 1989, and sat at Manukau for 20 years before transferring to Auckland in 2009.

As a judge, Dr Harvey was closely involved with information technology initiatives involving the judiciary.

He recently stood down from the Bench and is now the Director of the New Zealand Centre for ICT Law at the Law School.

Lloyd Gallagher
Gallagher & Co Consultants

Lloyd is actively involved around the world in Alternative Dispute Resolution where he acts as Arbitrator and Mediator.

With a strong IT background, Lloyd works with law practitioners’ and policy makers to develop solutions that focus on access to justice and technology security.

Edwin Lim
Hudson Gavin Martin

Edwin Lim has specialised in technology, media and intellectual property since 2000.

His main areas of practice are technology procurement and support, outsourcing and services, intellectual property commercialisation and transfer, technology due diligence, media, advertising and marketing, and general commercial.

Edwin has worked for clients in various business and industry sectors including the software, technology, telecommunications, banking and finance, government, media, healthcare, hospitality, luxury automotive and aviation sectors.

Edwin sits on the boards of the New Zealand Software Association, New Zealand Middle East Business Council and the New Zealand Game Developers Association.

He is also on the Technology Law committees of the Auckland District Law Society and New Zealand Law Society.

Arran Hunt
Virt Law

Arran is a commercial lawyer who has been practicing since 2011.

After completing a Bachelor of Science, he worked as a technical business analyst, helping multinationals and city councils to modernising their procedures and workflows through better business practices and the use of technology. He then received his law degree from Auckland University and begun practicing law.

Arran has developed a specialist understanding of technology and its legal implications. This has allowed him to provide additional expertise to both IT companies as well as to non-IT commercial companies where IT has become an essential part of business.

Arran is also a member of the Auckland District Law Society Law & IT Committee, and has written several articles for ADLS LawNews magazine.