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David Abricossow Associate

David Abricossow

David is an experienced lawyer practising in the areas of commercial litigation and dispute resolution.

Before joining Johnston Lawrence in 2014, David spent the first five years of his career at a top-tier commercial law firm in Wellington. There, he gained considerable experience with large-scale commercial litigation and dispute resolution, with a range of domestic and international clients.

At Johnston Lawrence, David specialises in advising clients on all aspects of the dispute resolution process. In particular, he has experience with commercial and trust disputes, employment, consumer and trade practices, and relationship property.

David has appeared in the District and High Courts, and has worked on matters in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. David has also participated in several mediations and negotiations.

At the other end of the scale, David has been volunteering with Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley for over six years and is a trustee of the Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley Charitable Trust Board.

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The other David

Favourite world destination?

Mumbai, India. The chaos and the energy is enchanting.

A typical day?

Begins with a coffee and the morning headlines on Twitter, followed by client meetings, a high intensity gym session and hopefully ends with a quick dash on my mountain bike on one of Wellington's many trail networks.

What do you do when you're not a lawyer?

I enjoy active relaxation. I particularly enjoy mountain biking, football and cricket after which I am partial to a fine craft beer or two.

In another life?

I'd be a professional sports photographer.

Back to our team


  • BA, LLB

Memberships and professional organisations

  • New Zealand Law Society
  • NZ LAW Limited
  • Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley - Board Member and Volunteer Solicitor