Litigation & Local Government
Before joining Cooney Lees Morgan’s litigation team in early 2019, I practiced at boutique law firms in both Christchurch and Auckland and also worked under the (now) Chief Coroner.
I have experience in civil, criminal, regulatory and employment litigation, having appeared in Court, tribunals and mediation regularly on behalf of clients in relation to both contentious and non-contentious matters.
Day-to-day I assist clients with disputes and help them solve problems. I have a particular understanding of insolvency and contractual matters, as well as experience in employment law, both dispute resolution and in an advisory capacity. I also have experience in estate litigation, Fair Trading and Consumer law, contract and tort disputes and general civil matters.
I am also studying for my Master of Laws (LLM) at the University of Auckland and have an interest in academic writing, with various articles being published.
“Honey Bees confirms the law of penalties” ADLS Law News, May 2019.
“Hard cases make bad law – an assessment of the law in New Zealand relating to employer action against employees for conduct occurring outside of the workplace – Part 1”  NZLJ 398.
“Hard cases make bad law – an assessment of the law in New Zealand relating to employer action against employees for conduct occurring outside of the workplace – Part 2”  NZLJ 2.