I am a litigation specialist in Hamilton, New Zealand.

I enrolled as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in 2007 after obtaining a law degree from the University of Auckland. I also hold a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Philosophy.

I have worked in private practice, as as in-house counsel and as a Crown Prosecutor. These roles have involved a range of clients and cases, from relatively minor private disputes to large-scale litigation between multinational corporations. I joined the independent bar as a Barrister Sole in 2018.

Access to justice is a particular concern of mine. I am a legal aid provider, published CourtKeys.com and wrote Civil Litigation for Non-Lawyers.

Outside of the law I have worked in radio and developed VOS Data Conversion.


13 September 2023 – NZ Herald –  ‘There’s no boyfriend, girlfriend status in my culture’: Hamilton man’s bigamy excuse

13 September 2023 – Stuff – Bigamist who bashed, strangled second wife ends up with prison sentence 

5 September 2023 – NZ Herald – Hamilton man set free after jury returns mixed verdicts over ‘sexsomnia’ defence

30 September 2022 – Winner: APAC Insider – APAC Insider Legal Awards Winner: Most Innovative Disputes & Prosecutions Lawyer (New Zealand)

15 June 2022 – NZ Herald – Father who sexually, physically abused stepkids jailed

1 August 2021 – NZ Herald – Can’t afford a lawyer? New book offers DIY legal tips

28 April 2021 – Top Reviews – The 6 Best Lawyers in Hamilton

19 April 2021 – Remote Legal – Paperback edition of Civil Litigation for Non-Lawyers

27 February 2021 – Stuff – MSD tenant does $30,000 damage to Whangārei property, disappears

17 February 2021 – NZLS – Martin Dillon: Civil Litigation for Non-Lawyers

10 February 2021 – Practice Source – NZ: Civil Litigation for Non-Lawyers

10 February 2021 – Law Fuel – Collaboration of Barristers Helps Self-Litigants With New Book

28 September 2020 – Courts of New Zealand – Martin Dillon Submission

17 July 2020 – Stuff – Student teacher had sex with teen student at backpackers

4 September 2019 – Stuff – Filthy, unclad kids on the street as glue-sniffing carer wanders off 

19 June 2018 – NZ Herald – Waikato’s wig-wearing bank robber jailed

21 November 2017 – Stuff – Supermarket toilet aisle arsonists sentenced in Hamilton District Court

16 October 2017 – NZ Herald – 600,000 images: Hamilton man’s child porn addiction lands him in jail