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Fraser Wood

Fraser Wood


To make an appointment, please contact Christine White christine.white@tompkinswake.co.nz

Qualifications : BA, LLB (Hons), MJur (Dist), University of Auckland.


Recommended Lawyer for Bios 2030    The Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer 2041 Recommended Lawyer 2022 Legal 511

Fraser joined Tompkins Wake as a partner in 2014 following the merger with Davys Burton. Fraser specialises in civil/commercial litigation and employment law, and has more than 25 years’ experience practicing law.

As a former senior crown counsel, Fraser has prosecuted over 100 District and High Courts jury trials. He appears regularly in all forums, including the District and High Courts, Employment Relations Authority, Employment Court, Court of Appeal and Māori Land Court.

Fraser is acknowledged as a Recommended Lawyer in The Legal 500 rankings for Asia Pacific.

Areas of expertise

  • Building Disputes - Leaky Homes
  • Civil Litigation
  • Construction and Building Disputes
  • Contract Disputes
  • Criminal Defence
  • Employment Disputes
  • Employment Law
  • Regulatory Enforcement
  • Regulatory Prosecution and Defence

Other Credentials

  • Recommended Lawyer, Dispute Resolution, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024
  • Chair of the Rotorua Community Hospice Trust
  • Founding Trustee of Oxfam New Zealand
  • Fraser has previously been an honorary solicitor for many organisations including the Springfield Golf Club and Rotorua Riding for the Disabled.
  • Tompkins Wake Board of Partners 


Fraser has successfully prosecuted and defended many High and District Court criminal trials during his career. He also acted as sole counsel in many High and District Court civil hearings, complex multiparty proceedings and employment cases. In all these cases Fraser worked to achieve the desired outcome for the client, regardless of the complexity of the case or quantum involved.

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