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Tiho is a barrister with experience in both civil litigation and criminal law.  He regularly appears in courts and tribunals around New Zealand in a wide range of pre-trial matters, trials, appeals, and other hearings.

Tiho advises and has acted for and against individuals, groups and associations, charities, insurers, companies and political, local and central government bodies.  He has appeared in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court, and District Court.  He has also appeared in a wide range of specialist tribunals and hearings including Parliamentary select committees, inquiries and inquests, professional disciplinary matters, local authority hearings, alcohol licensing and personal injury disputes. 

Tiho is ranked by the Legal 500 Asia-Pacific New Zealand Bar directory in top tier 1 as a leading barrister-sole for commercial disputes.

Before joining chambers, Tiho was a judge’s clerk at the Court of Appeal, where he gained wide experience in civil and criminal law including in respect of pre-trial, conviction and sentence appeals, judicial review of administrative action, company disputes, environmental cases and regulatory and disciplinary matters.

Tiho can be instructed directly (where permitted) or by a solicitor. 



  • Bachelor of Laws with Honours (First Class), University of Otago (2013).
  • First in class in seven subjects: Advanced Public Law, Criminal Law, Jurisprudence, Energy Law, Law & Emerging Technologies, Law and Society, and Legal Theory.
  • Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor (2014).


  • Council Member, New Zealand Bar Association (2016-present), Wellington vice-president, co-chair of Advocacy Committee, representative on International Bar Association.
  • Member, International Society of Public Law (2024-)
  • Committee Member, New Zealand Law Society Public Law Committee (2023-); Rule of Law Committee (2021-2023); ACC Law Reform Committee (2015-2021).
  • Panel Mentor, College of Law (2021-).
  • Panel Prosecutor, Kayes Fletcher Walker, Manukau Crown Solicitor (2019-).
  • Member, Resource Management Lawyers’ Association (2017-2021).


  • Barrister, Stout Street Chambers (February 2016-present).
  • Judge’s Clerk, Court of Appeal (2014-2016).
  • Lecturer and Tutor, Victoria University of Wellington (2015-2018) and University of Otago (2012-2013).
  • Summer Clerk, Russell McVeagh, Auckland (summer 2012-2013).