General Background

Honor acts in both criminal and civil cases, with a particular focus on serious fraud.

Honor has worked in prosecution in Wellington as a Crown Prosecutor and in New York as a Consultant to the New York County (Manhattan) District Attorney’s Office. In Wellington, Honor regularly appeared in the District Court and High Court as both sole and junior counsel, and also advised on maritime, tax, health and safety and health law matters. In New York, she worked on New York County’s largest ever fraud case in terms of number of defendants.

Honor has a special interest in public international law and human rights law. Prior to joining Chambers she worked as a defence lawyer at the International Criminal Court (The Prosecutor v William Samoei Ruto and Johsua arap Sang – ‘Kenya 1’ case). The charges against her client were dismissed in April 2016. She has also completed pro-bono work for the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, International Committee of the Red Cross and Vice-Chair of the United Nations Committee Against Torture.

Honor has a first class honours degree in law from the University of Otago and received a number of class rankings. At Columbia University, she was the W. Bayard Cutting Jr Fellow for International Law, a James Kent Scholar (A – A+ average) and was the recipient of a William Georgetti Scholarship from New Zealand.

Selected Recent Cases

  • Ngoi v Wen [2016] NZHC 1621 (dispute over sale of land), Junior Counsel to David Bigio QC
  • R v Borlase & Ors (Auckland Transport corruption case in Auckland High Court), Junior Counsel to Bob Hollyman
  • R v Bublitz & Ors (prosecution of directors of Viaduct Capital Ltd and Mutual Finance Ltd in Auckland High Court), Junior Counsel to Rachael Reed and Marc Corlett QC (prior)
  • R v Clarke (prison guard charged with corruption in Wellington High Court), Junior Counsel to Dale La Hood
  • R v Kerr (Fonterra baby milk blackmail case in Auckland High Court), Junior Counsel to John Billington QC

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Qualifications

LLB (Hons), BA (Otago) 2010

LLM (Columbia) 2013

Barrister Sole: 2015

 

 

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Qualifications

LLB (Hons), BA (Otago) 2010

LLM (Columbia) 2013

Barrister Sole: 2015

 

 

General Background

Honor acts in both criminal and civil cases, with a particular focus on serious fraud.

Honor has worked in prosecution in Wellington as a Crown Prosecutor and in New York as a Consultant to the New York County (Manhattan) District Attorney’s Office. In Wellington, Honor regularly appeared in the District Court and High Court as both sole and junior counsel, and also advised on maritime, tax, health and safety and health law matters. In New York, she worked on New York County’s largest ever fraud case in terms of number of defendants.

Honor has a special interest in public international law and human rights law. Prior to joining Chambers she worked as a defence lawyer at the International Criminal Court (The Prosecutor v William Samoei Ruto and Johsua arap Sang – ‘Kenya 1’ case). The charges against her client were dismissed in April 2016. She has also completed pro-bono work for the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, International Committee of the Red Cross and Vice-Chair of the United Nations Committee Against Torture.

Honor has a first class honours degree in law from the University of Otago and received a number of class rankings. At Columbia University, she was the W. Bayard Cutting Jr Fellow for International Law, a James Kent Scholar (A – A+ average) and was the recipient of a William Georgetti Scholarship from New Zealand.

Selected Recent Cases

  • Ngoi v Wen [2016] NZHC 1621 (dispute over sale of land), Junior Counsel to David Bigio QC
  • R v Borlase & Ors (Auckland Transport corruption case in Auckland High Court), Junior Counsel to Bob Hollyman
  • R v Bublitz & Ors (prosecution of directors of Viaduct Capital Ltd and Mutual Finance Ltd in Auckland High Court), Junior Counsel to Rachael Reed and Marc Corlett QC (prior)
  • R v Clarke (prison guard charged with corruption in Wellington High Court), Junior Counsel to Dale La Hood
  • R v Kerr (Fonterra baby milk blackmail case in Auckland High Court), Junior Counsel to John Billington QC