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Brigette Shone

Special Counsel


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Brigette specialises in commercial litigation. She regularly advises clients on consumer law, privacy and intellectual property issues.  
She has represented clients in hearings on a wide range of matters in the Court of Appeal, High Court, and Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) and in mediation and arbitration. Brigette is best known for her sound judgement and strategic advice.


Brigette's recent experience includes acting and advising:

  • some of New Zealand's largest corporate entities on consumer law issues around contractual terms, pricing and external communications

  • in multiple Fair Trading Act proceedings involving claims for misleading and deceptive conduct and false representations

  • around privacy and consumer law implications for standard form consumer agreements, including uninvited direct sales requirements in the financial sector

  • on the publication by the media of details surrounding a significant data breach

  • around the removal of brand-tarnishing images published on social media platforms

  • on trade mark infringement issues and intellectual property clauses

  • on a number of consumer law, privacy and force majeure issues arising out of COVID-19, including contact tracing


LLB (Hons), BA (International Relations and Political Science), Victoria University of Wellington.


Brigette was admitted to practise in 2006 and is a committee member of the Auckland Women's Lawyers Association.

Brigette is listed as recommended for Intellectual Property in the Best Lawyers® 2022 New Zealand Guide and in the Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2021 Guide, and was a finalist Rising Star for Intellectual Property at the Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2020.

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