General Background

Nura practices commercial and civil litigation. She receives instructions in a wide range of areas, with a focus on contract, negligence, intellectual property, employment, human rights, privacy, media, trust, and relationship property matters.

Nura conducts litigation that is efficient and client-focused. She also provides advisory services, and will work with clients to resolve disputes outside of court where possible.

Nura has appeared before most of New Zealand’s courts and specialist tribunals. Her experience includes trial and appellate work.

Selected Recent Cases

Selected Cases

  • Kono NZ LP v Te Pa Family Vineyards Limited [2017] NZIPOTM 29 (trade mark revocation).
  • Acting for a complainant of sexual harassment in professional misconduct proceedings (2017).
  • Backhaus v Baker & Ors [2017] NZHC 1507, second counsel to Jenny Cooper QC (prior) (negligence, fiduciary duties and breaches of the Fair Trading Act 1986).
  • Dotcom v Crown Law Office & Ors in April 2017 (HRRT judgment pending), junior counsel to Ron Mansfield and Simon Cogan (interference with privacy).
  • General Equity Building Society v Squant Communications Private Limited [2017] NZHC 1436 (protest to jurisdiction).
  • Assa Abloy New Zealand Limited & Anor v Allegion New Zealand Limited [2016] NZHC 1738, second counsel to Clive Elliott QC (patent infringement and validity).
  • Advising broadcaster on broadcasting and advertising standards for programming and advertisements.  
  • Urquhart v Look [2015] NZHC 623 (possession orders, relationship property claim).
  • AJD v SED (2014) 19 FRNZ 426 (appeal from Family Court).
  • Lockwood v Small [2013] NZCA 364 and Lockwood v Small [2014] 21 PRNZ 704 (strike-out, defamation).  
  • Securetech 2013 Limited v Prowess Security Services Limited (unreported, District Court, Judge Hinton, CIV-2013-004-1118, 29 September 2014) (breach of contract).
  • Mayes v Southern Cross Finance Limited [2013] NZHC 972 (removal of caveat).
  • Anderson v FM Custodians Ltd (2013) 15 NZCPR 123, second counsel to David Bigio QC (prior) (life interest in land, possession orders).
  • Hamilton Maps Limited v APN New Zealand Limited [2012] DCR 561 (copyright infringement).   
  • Edwards v Two Degrees Mobile Limited [2012] NZERA Auckland 224, [2012] NZEmpC 149 and [2012] NZEmpC 106, second counsel (interim injunction, redundancy).
  • Big Blak Saks Ltd v D & A Marketing Ltd (unreported, High Court, Auckland, Williams J, August 2011), second counsel (interim injunction, passing off).
  • Auckland District Health Board v Bierre [2011] NZEmpC 108 (employment, confidentiality).
  • Siaosi v Kennerley Retail Investments Limited [2010] NZERA 692 (employment, unfair dismissal).
  • Counsel in care of children matters, including obtaining orders to prevent removal of child from New Zealand.
  • Counsel in domestic violence matters, including obtaining protection orders and discharging temporary protection orders.

Professional Activities

2018 – present: Barrister, Shortland Chambers

2015 – 2018: Barrister, Quay Chambers

2012 – 2015: Junior Barrister, Shortland Chambers

2011: Recipient of the IPSANZ Prize

2009 – 2012: Solicitor, Kensington Swan

2007: Recipient of Sir John Salmond Scholarship

Nura is a member of the New Zealand Bar Association, Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand, and Auckland Women Lawyers’ Association. She is currently teaching Auckland University’s legal writing course for second year students at the Faculty of Law.

Nura volunteers at the Citizens Advice Bureau and is taking part in a pilot pro bono programme with the Auckland Community Law Centre.

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Qualifications

BA/LLB (Auck)

LLM (distinction) (UCL)

Admitted: 2009

Barrister sole: 2012

Areas of Practice

Qualifications

BA/LLB (Auck)

LLM (distinction) (UCL)

Admitted: 2009

Barrister sole: 2012

General Background

Nura practices commercial and civil litigation. She receives instructions in a wide range of areas, with a focus on contract, negligence, intellectual property, employment, human rights, privacy, media, trust, and relationship property matters.

Nura conducts litigation that is efficient and client-focused. She also provides advisory services, and will work with clients to resolve disputes outside of court where possible.

Nura has appeared before most of New Zealand’s courts and specialist tribunals. Her experience includes trial and appellate work.

Selected Recent Cases

Selected Cases

  • Kono NZ LP v Te Pa Family Vineyards Limited [2017] NZIPOTM 29 (trade mark revocation).
  • Acting for a complainant of sexual harassment in professional misconduct proceedings (2017).
  • Backhaus v Baker & Ors [2017] NZHC 1507, second counsel to Jenny Cooper QC (prior) (negligence, fiduciary duties and breaches of the Fair Trading Act 1986).
  • Dotcom v Crown Law Office & Ors in April 2017 (HRRT judgment pending), junior counsel to Ron Mansfield and Simon Cogan (interference with privacy).
  • General Equity Building Society v Squant Communications Private Limited [2017] NZHC 1436 (protest to jurisdiction).
  • Assa Abloy New Zealand Limited & Anor v Allegion New Zealand Limited [2016] NZHC 1738, second counsel to Clive Elliott QC (patent infringement and validity).
  • Advising broadcaster on broadcasting and advertising standards for programming and advertisements.  
  • Urquhart v Look [2015] NZHC 623 (possession orders, relationship property claim).
  • AJD v SED (2014) 19 FRNZ 426 (appeal from Family Court).
  • Lockwood v Small [2013] NZCA 364 and Lockwood v Small [2014] 21 PRNZ 704 (strike-out, defamation).  
  • Securetech 2013 Limited v Prowess Security Services Limited (unreported, District Court, Judge Hinton, CIV-2013-004-1118, 29 September 2014) (breach of contract).
  • Mayes v Southern Cross Finance Limited [2013] NZHC 972 (removal of caveat).
  • Anderson v FM Custodians Ltd (2013) 15 NZCPR 123, second counsel to David Bigio QC (prior) (life interest in land, possession orders).
  • Hamilton Maps Limited v APN New Zealand Limited [2012] DCR 561 (copyright infringement).   
  • Edwards v Two Degrees Mobile Limited [2012] NZERA Auckland 224, [2012] NZEmpC 149 and [2012] NZEmpC 106, second counsel (interim injunction, redundancy).
  • Big Blak Saks Ltd v D & A Marketing Ltd (unreported, High Court, Auckland, Williams J, August 2011), second counsel (interim injunction, passing off).
  • Auckland District Health Board v Bierre [2011] NZEmpC 108 (employment, confidentiality).
  • Siaosi v Kennerley Retail Investments Limited [2010] NZERA 692 (employment, unfair dismissal).
  • Counsel in care of children matters, including obtaining orders to prevent removal of child from New Zealand.
  • Counsel in domestic violence matters, including obtaining protection orders and discharging temporary protection orders.

Professional Activities

2018 – present: Barrister, Shortland Chambers

2015 – 2018: Barrister, Quay Chambers

2012 – 2015: Junior Barrister, Shortland Chambers

2011: Recipient of the IPSANZ Prize

2009 – 2012: Solicitor, Kensington Swan

2007: Recipient of Sir John Salmond Scholarship

Nura is a member of the New Zealand Bar Association, Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand, and Auckland Women Lawyers’ Association. She is currently teaching Auckland University’s legal writing course for second year students at the Faculty of Law.

Nura volunteers at the Citizens Advice Bureau and is taking part in a pilot pro bono programme with the Auckland Community Law Centre.