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Professor Mark HenaghanMark Henaghan is a Professor at the University of Otago Faculty of Law and he was the Dean of Law for the past 19 years. Professor Henaghan is a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand. Professor Henaghan specialises in all aspects of family law and is particularly interested in guardianship, the care of children, children’s rights, relationship property, medical law, international family law, and the prevention of domestic violence and child abuse.

Professor Henaghan has written extensively on family law matters and he is the co-author of Family Law Policy in New Zealand (4th ed, LexisNexis, 2013) and joint author of Family Law in New Zealand (18th ed, LexisNexis, 2017), which are the leading New Zealand family law textbooks. Professor Henaghan is also the joint author of Relationship Property on Death (Thomson Brookers, 2004), which won the JF Northey prize for the best published law book in 2004 by legal academics in New Zealand. He is the sole author of Health Professionals and Trust: The Cure for Healthcare Law and Policy (Routledge, 2012) and Care of Children (LexisNexis, 2005). Professor Henaghan has also written more than 170 articles and book chapters on family law published in law journals and books around the world. His work has been extensively cited and across all levels of the New Zealand judiciary. He also provides legal advice on family law matters to lawyers and Barristers from New Zealand and overseas on a regular basis.