In honour of 'stalwart'

Photo by Craig Baxter.
Photo by Craig Baxter.
Martin Newell speaks at the funeral of his father, barrister Mike Newell, at Hope and Sons in Dunedin yesterday.

Last week, the Queenstown District Court sat in chambers in his memory.

Queenstown lawyer Dale Lloyd said last week Mr Newell was a ''real stalwart'' for representing people and worked extensively as a duty solicitor in the Queenstown District Court.

The lawyer also worked in Dunedin and Invercargill.

New Zealand Law Society Otago branch president David Robinson, of Dunedin, described Mr Newell as a larger-than-life character respected by peers and by the court as a highly capable advocate.

''He was very down to earth - that voice of his was very compelling when he was doing an address to a jury.''