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After completing a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts from Victoria University, Dimitri joined the Litigation team at Gibson Sheat in 2023 as a Solicitor.

Prior, Dimitri spent three and a half years at a boutique litigation firm specialising in construction law and class actions where he:
  • Acted in claims at Court of Appeal, High Court and District Court level;
  • Acted for clients in "leaky homes" claims;
  • Handled contract and construction disputes, including private arbitration via building disputes tribunals;
  • Worked on bankruptcies and debt recovery;
  • Multi-party and class action claims and; 
  • Resolutions through private mediation.

The specialist areas that Dimitri usually works with in the Litigation team deal mostly with, are:
  • Debt recovery, insolvency & liquidation;
  • Estate litigation;
  • Insurance disputes;
  • Injunctive and other interim relief;
  • Criminal defence for land transport offences; and
  • Dispute resolution (back end).

Dimitri has also had the chance to work on many challenging and interesting pieces of work since joining Gibson Sheat Lawyers in Wellington. Recent highlights include:

  • District court appearances on civil and criminal matters;
  • Assisting clients to self-represent their claims in the Disputes Tribunal;
  • Successful orders for substituted service and summary judgment;
  • Acting for clients in both enforcing and defending personal liability under guarantees; and
  • Advising widely on matters including trust and estate disputes, solicitor-client duties and EQC claims.

While at university, Dimitri received the Victoria Employment Law scholarship at University (first in class for employment law). 

Outside of work Dimitri is a member of the Greek Mytilenian Association of New Zealand, he really enjoys both watching and participating in football and he hasn't missed a Wellington Phoenix match since 2009.