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The New Zealand Gambling Law Guide is written by Jarrod True and peer reviewed by Alastair Sherriff.

 
Jarrod True
– Author


Jarrod specialises in class 4 gambling issues.  He has a national practice and currently acts for over a third of New Zealand’s gaming trusts.

 

Jarrod has argued many successful Gambling Commission appeals and is familiar with all the Commission’s prior decisions and High Court and Court of Appeal decisions on class 4 matters.

 

Jarrod has an excellent working relationship with the Department of Internal Affairs’ senior gambling compliance management team.  This working relationship assists to have client matters resolved promptly and economically.

 

Jarrod was recently invited to speak at the Department’s regional forums.  He also played a lead role in the Department’s review of the game rules.

 

Jarrod has developed a society key person training course and a class 4 venue compliance training course.  Jarrod offers refresher training for both society and venue personnel.

 

Email:    Jarrod.True@truelegal.co.nz


Phone:   027 452 7763


Website: truelegal.co.nz

 

  

 

 
Alastair Sherriff – Peer Reviewer


Alastair has more than 40 years’ legal experience advising the hospitality sector in New Zealand.  He has represented entertainment operators, trade associations, brewers, wholesalers and retailers, caterers, stadia, territorial local authorities, restaurants and clubs.  He helped establish Pub Charity for HANZ, which obtained the first DIA licence to operate gaming machines in New Zealand in 1988.  

 

He continues to advise several class 4 gambling operators in relation to compliance, licensing, investigation, governance and audit matters involving the Department, and in litigation concerning the Department or third parties.

 

Alastair is co-author of the textbook Sale of Liquor published by Thomson Reuters.

 

Email:   Alastair.Sherriff@buddlefindlay.com


Phone:  04 498 7327, 021 430 462