William Clive Edwards OBE
||Law clerk for Holmden Horrocks and Co. Barristers and Solicitors|
||Managing Clerk for Haddow Chilwell and Pain Barristers and Solicitors Auckland|
||Auckland University Graduate in Law (LLB)|
|1962-1992:||Established own law firm, Clive Edwards and Co Barristers and Solicitors Auckland Immigration Law Reformation in New Zealand with cases successfully appealed at Privy Council, UK and the successful settlement of Pacific Islanders in NZ 24 murder cases, 22 aquittals with one conviction and one reduced to manslaughter R v Kamipeli – NZ legal history leading case in the law of evidence and use of intoxication as a defence in Murder|
||Lecturer in Commercial Law at ATI for Associated and Chartered Accountants|
|1982-1983:||Royal Land Commissioner – Tonga|
|1993-1996:||Established Law practice Edwards Paasi and Co Licensed Lawyer Tonga Reformation of Citizenship Laws in Tonga|
||Minister of Police Prison and Fire Services for Government of Tonga Chairman of Ha’apai Development Committee Deputy Prime Minister|
||Returned to Clive Edwards Law Practice Tonga|
||Minister of Justice, Revenue and Public Enterprises for Government of Tonga|
||Elected as Ellerslie Borough Councillor for 9 years Chairman of Planning for 6 years, reviewed and re-defined the Ellerslie Borough Council District Scheme|
|Elected as Auckland City Councillor for 12 years Chaired the Community-Development Committee for 9 years Chairman of the 14 Combined Auckland Community Committees for 9 years Chaired the Multi-Racial Sub-Committee Deputy Chairman of Traffic and Works Committees Auckland City Council representative on the Auckland University Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Grants Committee|
|Elected to Member of Parliament Tonga – People’s Representative for Tongatapu Proposed Manifesto outlining Constitutional Amendments in Tongan Law to affect Democratic Change in Tonga which was finally enacted and assented in 2010, with Tonga’s first Democratic elections carried out in 2010|
||Awarded the New Zealand Service Medal for services to the New Zealand Communities.|
||Awarded the O.B.E.(Order of the British Empire) by the Queen Elizabeth II of England for services to the Law and Community and special services to the Pacific Islanders.|
||Awarded the Tonga Service Medal and Order of Distinction|
|1956-64:||Awarded NZ University Blues for Rugby – NZ Universities Representative|
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