Jamie Ferguson is a co-founding Partner of Kāhui Legal and has been in private practice for 30 years. Before establishing Kāhui Legal, Jamie was a partner at Walters Williams & Co.
Jamie has particular expertise and experience in Treaty settlement negotiations, environmental law, public law and litigation. He has appeared as counsel at all levels of the NZ courts in proceedings involving historic and contemporary Māori legal issues and has appeared twice in the Privy Council. Jamie was senior counsel in the Supreme Court in the Takamore proceedings (concerning the recognition of the tikanga relating to tūpāpaku within New Zealand’s common law) and the Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki proceedings (concerning the Crown’s obligations under s4 of the Conservation Act).
Jamie regularly represents and advises iwi in relation to Treaty settlements with a particular focus on natural resources and was integrally involved as legal counsel in the negotiation of both the Waikato River and Te Awa Tupua (Whanganui River) settlements.