General Background

Marc is an experienced trial lawyer with a broad practice that includes general civil and commercial disputes; civil and criminal regulatory proceedings; fraud and other criminal prosecutions.

Between 1992 and 2010 when he joined the Bar, Marc spent more than ten years in commercial litigation, initially at Simpson Grierson and then at Russell McVeagh. During this time, Marc worked on a number large scale and complex commercial litigation cases and appeared in the High Court and Court of Appeal.

Between 2003 and 2007, Marc was a Crown prosecutor for Meredith Connell, and also spent a period on secondment to Crown law as Crown counsel. During this time, Marc appeared regularly in the courts including appearing as sole or lead counsel in numerous judge alone and jury trials in the District Court and the High Court, and numerous appeals in the Court of Appeal.

Since coming to the Bar in 2010, Marc has been involved in a number of large scale, complex commercial litigation cases, as well as several high profile fraud and regulatory prosecutions. Marc has also appeared as defence counsel in several criminal trials and the Court of Appeal.

Marc has appeared in over 100 trials in the District Court and the High Court, and has appeared on more than 60 appeals in the Court of Appeal.

Professional Activities

  • Senior Solicitor, Russell McVeagh (2008-2010)
  • Associate, Meredith Connell (2003-2007)
  • Crown Counsel: (Seconded to) Crown Law (2006)
  • Senior Solicitor, Russell McVeagh (1996-1998; 2000-2002)
  • Solicitor, Simpson Grierson (1992-1994)

Awards

  • Gary Davis Memorial Medal for Oral Advocacy (Auckland University) (1991)
  • Stout Shield for Oral Advocacy (Auckland University) (1991)
  • Auckland University Oral Advocacy Team South Pacific Advocacy Championships
  • Rhodes Scholarship Nomination (Auckland University) (1992)
  • Case note published Auckland University Law Review (1992)
  • Cleary Memorial Prize for the Most Outstanding Young Solicitor in New Zealand (New Zealand Law Society) (1993)
  • Spencer Mason Travelling Scholarship in Law (Spencer Mason Trust) (1994)
  • Pegasus Scholarship (Cambridge Commonwealth Trust) (1994)
  • Pegasus Placement Scholarship (The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, London) (1994)
  • Fellow Cambridge Commonwealth Society (1994)
  • Article published Auckland University Law Review (1994)
  • Jennings Prize for Law (Wolfson College) (1995)
  • Senior Prize in English (2002)
  • Graduate Scholarship in English (2005).

Case History

Recent trials

  • Todd Pohokura Ltd v Shell Exploration NZ Ltd and OMV New Zealand Ltd (with Jim Farmer QC)
  • Greymouth Gas Kaimira Ltd and others v GXL Royalties Ltd (with Stephen Kos QC)
  • Commerce Commission Input Methodologies work for Vector Ltd (with Alan Galbraith QC)
  • Department of Labour v Icepak Coolstores Ltd and others
  • Fisher and Paykel Financial Services Ltd v Karum Group LLC (with Alan Galbraith QC)
  • Greymouth Holdings Ltd and others v Jet Trustees Ltd and others (with Philip Skelton QC)
  • Robinson v Whangarei Head Ltd and another (damages for malicious prosecution)
  • Commissioner of Police v William Yan and others (proceeds of crime recovery)
  • Financial Markets Authority v Warminger (market manipulation)
  • R v Moses and others (with Paul Davison QC - Nathans Finance)
  • R v Graham and others (with Paul Davison QC - Lombard Finance)
  • R v O’Brien and others (Operation Chestnut - DIA/SFO Gaming Act prosecution)
  • R v Sullivan and others (South Canterbury Finance)
  • R v Sullivan and others (with Philip Hall QC - South Canterbury Finance)
  • R v Gui and others (Class A drugs charges)
  • R v NS (rape)
  • R v AA (rape)
  • R v MC (sexual violation)
  • R v HK (perverting the course of justice)

Recent Court of Appeal appearances

  • Wallace and anor v Herron CA294/2016
  • Wilson v R
  • Grigg v R
  • Edmonds v R
  • Masters v R
  • Rudelj v R
  • Gray v R
  • Borg v R
  • Wharerau v R
  • Ake v R
  • Hawkins v R
  • Kaka v R
  • Flavell v R
  • Whelleans v R
  • Freyer v R
  • Davis v R
  • Cameron v R
  • Cress v R
  • Good v R
  • Chase v R
  • Leone v R
  • Lavrent v R
  • Challis v R
  • King v R
  • Timoti v R
  • Singh v R
  • Dale v R
  • Saunders v R
  • Aken v R
  • Clark v R
  • Pakau v R
  • Kalekale v R
  • Wilson v R
  • Aramoana v R
  • Sun v R
  • Hinton v R
  • Churchis v R
  • Ward v R
  • Lavemai v R
  • Freeman v R
  • Howard v R
  • Henderson v R
  • Pegler v R
  • McIvor v R
  • Mould v R
  • Holland v R

Marc Corlett QC

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Qualifications

BA, BCom, LLB (Hons), BA (Hons), PGDipA (Auck)

LLM (Cambridge)

MJur (Distinction) (Auck)

Admitted: May 1992

Barrister Sole: December 2010

Silk: 2016

Areas of Practice

Qualifications

BA, BCom, LLB (Hons), BA (Hons), PGDipA (Auck)

LLM (Cambridge)

MJur (Distinction) (Auck)

Admitted: May 1992

Barrister Sole: December 2010

Silk: 2016

General Background

Marc is an experienced trial lawyer with a broad practice that includes general civil and commercial disputes; civil and criminal regulatory proceedings; fraud and other criminal prosecutions.

Between 1992 and 2010 when he joined the Bar, Marc spent more than ten years in commercial litigation, initially at Simpson Grierson and then at Russell McVeagh. During this time, Marc worked on a number large scale and complex commercial litigation cases and appeared in the High Court and Court of Appeal.

Between 2003 and 2007, Marc was a Crown prosecutor for Meredith Connell, and also spent a period on secondment to Crown law as Crown counsel. During this time, Marc appeared regularly in the courts including appearing as sole or lead counsel in numerous judge alone and jury trials in the District Court and the High Court, and numerous appeals in the Court of Appeal.

Since coming to the Bar in 2010, Marc has been involved in a number of large scale, complex commercial litigation cases, as well as several high profile fraud and regulatory prosecutions. Marc has also appeared as defence counsel in several criminal trials and the Court of Appeal.

Marc has appeared in over 100 trials in the District Court and the High Court, and has appeared on more than 60 appeals in the Court of Appeal.

Professional Activities

  • Senior Solicitor, Russell McVeagh (2008-2010)
  • Associate, Meredith Connell (2003-2007)
  • Crown Counsel: (Seconded to) Crown Law (2006)
  • Senior Solicitor, Russell McVeagh (1996-1998; 2000-2002)
  • Solicitor, Simpson Grierson (1992-1994)

Awards

  • Gary Davis Memorial Medal for Oral Advocacy (Auckland University) (1991)
  • Stout Shield for Oral Advocacy (Auckland University) (1991)
  • Auckland University Oral Advocacy Team South Pacific Advocacy Championships
  • Rhodes Scholarship Nomination (Auckland University) (1992)
  • Case note published Auckland University Law Review (1992)
  • Cleary Memorial Prize for the Most Outstanding Young Solicitor in New Zealand (New Zealand Law Society) (1993)
  • Spencer Mason Travelling Scholarship in Law (Spencer Mason Trust) (1994)
  • Pegasus Scholarship (Cambridge Commonwealth Trust) (1994)
  • Pegasus Placement Scholarship (The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, London) (1994)
  • Fellow Cambridge Commonwealth Society (1994)
  • Article published Auckland University Law Review (1994)
  • Jennings Prize for Law (Wolfson College) (1995)
  • Senior Prize in English (2002)
  • Graduate Scholarship in English (2005).

Case History

Recent trials

  • Todd Pohokura Ltd v Shell Exploration NZ Ltd and OMV New Zealand Ltd (with Jim Farmer QC)
  • Greymouth Gas Kaimira Ltd and others v GXL Royalties Ltd (with Stephen Kos QC)
  • Commerce Commission Input Methodologies work for Vector Ltd (with Alan Galbraith QC)
  • Department of Labour v Icepak Coolstores Ltd and others
  • Fisher and Paykel Financial Services Ltd v Karum Group LLC (with Alan Galbraith QC)
  • Greymouth Holdings Ltd and others v Jet Trustees Ltd and others (with Philip Skelton QC)
  • Robinson v Whangarei Head Ltd and another (damages for malicious prosecution)
  • Commissioner of Police v William Yan and others (proceeds of crime recovery)
  • Financial Markets Authority v Warminger (market manipulation)
  • R v Moses and others (with Paul Davison QC - Nathans Finance)
  • R v Graham and others (with Paul Davison QC - Lombard Finance)
  • R v O’Brien and others (Operation Chestnut - DIA/SFO Gaming Act prosecution)
  • R v Sullivan and others (South Canterbury Finance)
  • R v Sullivan and others (with Philip Hall QC - South Canterbury Finance)
  • R v Gui and others (Class A drugs charges)
  • R v NS (rape)
  • R v AA (rape)
  • R v MC (sexual violation)
  • R v HK (perverting the course of justice)

Recent Court of Appeal appearances

  • Wallace and anor v Herron CA294/2016
  • Wilson v R
  • Grigg v R
  • Edmonds v R
  • Masters v R
  • Rudelj v R
  • Gray v R
  • Borg v R
  • Wharerau v R
  • Ake v R
  • Hawkins v R
  • Kaka v R
  • Flavell v R
  • Whelleans v R
  • Freyer v R
  • Davis v R
  • Cameron v R
  • Cress v R
  • Good v R
  • Chase v R
  • Leone v R
  • Lavrent v R
  • Challis v R
  • King v R
  • Timoti v R
  • Singh v R
  • Dale v R
  • Saunders v R
  • Aken v R
  • Clark v R
  • Pakau v R
  • Kalekale v R
  • Wilson v R
  • Aramoana v R
  • Sun v R
  • Hinton v R
  • Churchis v R
  • Ward v R
  • Lavemai v R
  • Freeman v R
  • Howard v R
  • Henderson v R
  • Pegler v R
  • McIvor v R
  • Mould v R
  • Holland v R