We understand that some outcomes can only be achieved through litigation. Chen Palmer has an experienced panel of litigators in the fields of judicial review, public law, employment law, media law, health law and tax law.
We can advise on all aspects of litigation, including initiating and settling proceedings. Our specialised senior staff, supported by our experienced solicitors mean that we have the depth of expertise to run complex cases all the way from filing the proceeding, appearing in Court and dealing with costs applications. Our range of experience means that we can take on any case.
Nicholas Russell is Chen Palmer's Litigation Principal. Nick is an experienced public and commercial litigator, and has appeared in the District Court, High Court, Court of Appeal and Privy Council representing clients in cases about judicial review, defamation, broadcasting standards, regulatory compliance, complaints against health professionals and professional discipline. Nick also has a wide range of commercial litigation experience.
Mai Chen is an expert public law litigator, and has appeared before a range of fora including the Court of Appeal in New Zealand and the Cook Islands, the High Court, the Commerce Commission, the Broadcasting Standards Authority, the Apple & Pear Export Consents Committee, the Electoral Commission, and the Waitangi Tribunal. Mai has successfully obtained orders overturning decisions by Ministers and the Government, successfully sought injunctions to protect client positions and appeared in groundbreaking cases.
Susan Hornsby-Geluk is an employment law specialist, and has appeared at the Employment Relations Authority, Employment Court and the Court of Appeal. Susan has appeared in relation to personal grievances, disputes between unions and employers in relation to bargaining, defending applications for interim reinstatement, and in injunctions relating to strikes and lockouts.
Our senior litigators are ably supported by James Dunne, Sam Carpenter and Kiri Allan each of whom has experience supporting senior lawyers in Court.