Dr Damen Ward is a Crown Counsel at Crown Law. Damen's doctorate, from Oxford University, was on British colonial policy on indigenous rights. Damen has worked on a number of High Court and appellate court cases relating to Maori issues. He has experience in a range of Waitangi Tribunal inquiries, foreshore and seabed issues, and on legal claims to rivers and riverbeds. He is a member of the “Lost Cases” project team.