Philip Morgan QC

LLB Auck

Educated in Putaruru at Oraka Heights Primary School and then in Hamilton at St Paul's Collegiate School.

Studied law at Auckland University, graduating with an LLB in 1977 and admitted to the Bar in Palmerston North in December 1977.

Travelled overseas in 1980 and employed in London by Messrs Hallinan Blackbum Gittings, a specialist firm of criminal lawyers in Buckingham Palace Road.

Highlight of employment there was participating in the trial of Fowzi Bedhavi Nejad on charges of murder and conspiring to murder. He was the surviving terrorist from the siege of the Iranian Embassy in London in 1981.

After a period travelling around Europe, returned to New Zealand in December 1981.

Commenced employment in Hamilton with the then Crown Solicitor, Mr Quentin Almao at Almao McAllen and Kellaway in September 1983 and admitted to partnership there in 1985.

Crown Prosecutor with the firm until June 1998 when left the partnership and joined the independent Bar.

Since then has been involved in a wide range of criminal, civil and tribunal litigation.

Appointed to Silk in June 2003.