• Acting for a foreign businessman in dispute with a former partner before the High Court including allegations of fraud, bribery and forgery (sole counsel). 

  • Acting for a cryptocurrency payments service company in dispute with its former lawyers over payment of alleged legal fees, including successfully disputing two statutory demands (sole counsel). 

  • Acting for a housing developer in High Court proceedings over a dispute with its architect, planner, surveyor and the local government body over negligently drawn plans (sole counsel).


  • Acting in High Court judicial review proceedings for an incorporated society seeking interim and permanent relief against a local government body for breach of natural justice and illegality (led by Sam Lowery).

  • 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).

  • Acting for the LEGO Group to identify, locate and seize counterfeit products, including drafting High Court proceedings for without notice interim orders (led by Andrew Brown QC).

  • Acting for the LEGO Group in High Court proceedings including allegations of trade mark infringement, passing off and breach of the Fair Trading Act 1986 (led by Andrew Brown QC).

  • 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).




  • Acting in appeals before the Court of Appeal as to conviction and sentence, and in criminal proceeds recovery litigation (led by Ron Mansfield QC).

  • 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).