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New Plymouth Central
New Plymouth 4342  

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Troy Wano

Troy Wano joined the civil litigation and employment team at Govett Quilliam in March 2011 after returning to Taranaki with his wife and four children from the UK.  Troy became an associate of the firm on 1 December 2011.


Troy specialises in general civil and commercial litigation and employment law.  Prior to returning to New Plymouth he worked in the United Kingdom for the London office of a large US national commercial law firm and a top 100 UK firm.  He has also worked for a large commercial national firm based in Auckland. 

Troy has an extensive background in general civil and commercial litigation, including breach of contract, employment, insolvency, construction and property law, debt recovery, banking and finance, partnership and company law disputes.  Troy also regularly appears in the Maori Land Court dealing with Maori land and governance issues for Maori organisations.

Troy also advises on day-to-day employment issues, developing employment policies and implementing disciplinary procedures (and conducting disciplinary meetings). He has advised a number of Maori organisations in this regard.

Outside of Govett Quilliam

Troy regularly provides pro bono legal work to a number of community organisations and charitable trusts, including Nganahau-a-uru Trust (created partly in order to bring the IronMaori Kaupapa to Taranaki and to encourage whanau to pursue lifestyle changes). 

Personal Interests

Troy is married with four children.  He regularly coaches and plays sport alongside his children. Troy is of Taranaki, Te Atiawa and Ngati Awa decents.