• Acting for a large commercial cleaning company pursuing relief for alleged breach of confidence and fiduciary duty by former employees in High Court interim injunction proceedings and Employment Relations Authority litigation (sole counsel).

  • Successfully defended copyright infringement proceedings against a strike-out application in the High Court (Burden v ESR Group (NZ) Ltd [2019] NZHC 1546) and successful appeal to the Court of Appeal (Burden v ESR Group (NZ) Ltd [2020] NZCA 560) permitting amendment of pleadings to include new allegations of infringement post-liability hearing (led by Andrew Brown QC).

  • Acting for Scapegrace Distillery Co, New Zealand's best-selling New Zealand-made gin, against a new gin market entrant for alleged passing off and breach of the Fair Trading Act 1986 (led by Andrew Brown QC).

  • Acting for Bed Bath & Beyond in proceedings brought against Bed Bath N' Table for trade mark infringement and invalidity, passing off and breach of the Fair Trading Act (led by Kevin Glover).

  • Acted for Apple Inc in trade mark opposition proceedings before IPONZ over the trade mark IWATCH (Apple Inc v Swatch AG [2019] NZIPOTM 30) (led by Andrew Brown QC).

  • Acted for Recorded Music, the New Zealand sound recording licensing body, in a two-day mediation with New Zealand radio stations over the payable rate for music on radio (with Andrew Brown QC).

  • Acted for two large New Zealand media companies defending copyright infringement proceedings brought by SKY TV for use of rugby TV clips (led by Andrew Brown QC).




  • Appointed as counsel to Te Kāhui Tātari Ture, the Criminal Cases Review Commission, to investigate and consider alleged miscarriages of justice.

  • Acting for Gail Maney in her appeal against conviction for the murder of Deane Fuller-Sandys (led by Julie-Anne Kincade QC).

  • Acted for Mark Lundy in his appeal against conviction before the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court (led by Jonathan Eaton QC).