Partner - Public Law
Briony is an experienced advisor and advocate in public law and regulatory matters. Her expertise is in the development and application of regulatory frameworks, public law litigation and dispute resolution, privacy and data protection, regulatory compliance and enforcement, and crisis management.
Briony has provided a wide range of strategic, legal and litigation advice across the airports, electricity, gas, telecommunications, primary production/processing, transport and financial services sectors. Her clients have included large regulated corporates, government agencies, quasi-regulatory bodies, industry groups, political parties and educational institutes.
Opposed interim orders application of Election 2017 debates
Acted for TVNZ in successfully opposing an interim orders application after Gareth Morgan sought an injunction prohibiting TVNZ from holding televised election debates without him in the lead up to New Zealand’s 2017 general election.
Acting for a major international leisure travel company in relation to meeting its New Zealand regulatory requirements.
Judicial review of the Electricity Authority
Acted for Trustpower in a judicial review of the Electricity Authority’s consultation process on a review of the Transmission Pricing Methodology.
Judicial review of the New Zealand Racing Board
Defended the New Zealand Racing Board in a judicial review brought by the Greyhound Racing Association in relation to funding allocation decisions in 2016.
Local government reorganisation
Advising the Local Government Commission on various legal and strategic aspects of its reorganisation processes in Wellington, Auckland and the West Coast, including acting as counsel for the Commission in relation to appeal to the High Court of the Auckland reorganisation decision.
- LLM University of Iowa (2001)
- LLB University of Auckland (1998)
- BA University of Auckland (1998)
- Administrative Law and Judicial Review
- Competition and Regulation
- Privacy and Cyber Security
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