Dispute Resolution & Local Government

Patrick
Anderson

Patrick Anderson

Associate

Associate

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Phone: +64 7 927 0550
Email: PAnderson@clmlaw.co.nz

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Qualifications

Master of Laws (Distinction), Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts, University of Auckland

Before joining Cooney Lees Morgan’s litigation team in early 2019, I practiced at law firms in both Christchurch and Auckland and also worked under the Chief Coroner.

I am in the Dispute Resolution and Local Government Team and specialise in civil and commercial litigation as well as employment law.

I regularly appear in Court, Tribunals and at Mediation and Judicial Settlement Conferences on behalf of clients. I have acted for significant clients, including registered banks, local government authorities and publicly listed companies. I have also appeared in Inquests held in the Coroners Court as Counsel to Assist the Coroner.

I hold a Masters in Law with Distinction from the University of Auckland and maintain an interest in academic writing, having had various articles published in legal journals.

Areas of expertise:

  • Employment law litigation;
  • Employment law mediation;
  • Drafting employment agreements;
  • Advice to employers regarding compliance with employment law;
  • Restructuring guidance and implementation;
  • Debt Recovery;
  • Insolvency Litigation and Advice;
  • Contractual and tortious disputes including negligence;
  • Summary criminal and regulatory defence work;
  • Coronial Inquests;
  • Restraint of trade breaches (commercial and employment);
  • Leasing and property disputes;
  • Claims for equitable remedies;
  • Construction Contracts Act litigation and advice.

Recent Articles:

  • "Snitched on or stitched up? A review of the law in New Zealand in relation to jailhouse informant evidence - Part 2" [2021] NZLJ 155.
  • "Snitched on or stitched up? A review of the law in New Zealand in relation to jailhouse informant evidence - Part 1" [2021] NZLJ 119.
  • “Protecting the precariat – whether the Credit Contracts Legislation Amendment Act 2019 adequately protects vulnerable consumers from mobile traders (truck shops)“ [2020] NZLJ 373.
  • “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” [2019] 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” [2020] NZLJ 2.
  • “Out of step? A review of the Copyright (Parody and Satire) Amendment Bill” – [2020] NZLJ 87.

 

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