Brigette Shone

Special Counsel

Litigation

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Profile

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.

Experience

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

Credentials

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

Professional

Brigette was admitted to practise in 2006.

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