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|Education||University of Toronto|
|Website||Christopher Harder, Criminal Lawyer|
Harder is a well known criminal lawyer in New Zealand with a penchant for self-promotion who has defended several high-profile murder cases, including the Peter Plumley-Walker case about which he later wrote the book Mercy, Mistress, Mercy, and claims to have been jailed in Fiji when attempting to represent eight Rotuman chiefs opposed to the Rambuka regime.
In 2006 he was struck off the law practitioners roll by the law practitioner's disciplinary tribunal for several offences including taking a client to a brothel, making him simulate the sexual violence he had been charged with committing, swearing at the client and drinking alcohol while taking instructions, sexual harassment and threatening clients. He claims to have reformed and in 2008 applied to be restored to the roll, but withdrew his application when he saw new evidence was to be introduced.
- Christopher Harder - Criminal Lawyer: Achievement's
- "Lawyer struck off over raft of charges". Television New Zealand. 10 February 2006. Retrieved 24 September 2011.
- Tough call for Lawyer - Newstalk ZB
- "I've changed, says disbarred lawyer". The New Zealand Herald. 20 October 2007. Retrieved 24 September 2011.