Ken joined Parry Field Lawyers in 1980 and became a partner that same year.
Ken’s focus was on Property and Personal law including trusts and asset planning with strong interests in issues relating to the charitable sector, assisting the elderly and charitable trusts. He is a Notary Public and one of the authors of the LexisNexis Law of Trusts, having written and reviewed the chapter devoted to charity law, as well as chapters in the LexisNexis publication The Law and Practice of Charities in New Zealand.
Ken has served, or is still serving, on many boards including YMCA Christchurch, Christian Resource Centre International, CRY For The World Foundation, Hagar New Zealand, Living Springs Trust, Garden City Rotary Charitable Trust, La Vida Youth Trust, Hamlin Charitable Fistula Hospitals Trust, Orphans Aid International, New Zealand Paramedic Education and Research Charitable Trust, and Parry Field Charitable Foundation. He is an active member of the Rotary Club of Garden City (President in 2002) as well as a keen musician and road cycling racer, having chaired The Papanui Cycling Club Incorporated.
Graduating LLB from the University of Canterbury in 1977, Ken has completed a BA in English and Russian literature in 2004, an honours degree in English and Russian literature in 2019 and is shortly commencing pursuit of a master’s degree in English literature on the general topic of the legal language of Shakespeare. He has taken an active part in the New Zealand Law Society, having spoken at Law Society Conferences, been a member of property law committees, seminar/conference organisation and committees, and has served as Convenor for the Trusts and Wills Committee and member of the Canterbury Westland NZLS Standards Committee, as well as a Mediator. He is now an active notary, seconded to the Council of the New Zealand Society of Notaries and recently appointed as a Governor on The Australian and New Zealand College of Notaries.