General Background

Yvonne acts in criminal and civil proceedings with a particular interest in serious fraud, regulatory prosecutions, proceeds of crime, disciplinary proceedings and other areas of public interest litigation.   

She began her career at the bar as an employed barrister and subsequently held tenancy as barrister sole at two sets of respected chambers in Auckland.  During this time, Yvonne worked with a number of prominent senior barristers and appeared in a wide range of District Court, High Court and Court of Appeal proceedings both as junior and sole counsel.  

Most recently, Yvonne worked at the esteemed firm Meredith Connell where she specialised in High Court litigation under the Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Act 2009.  She also appeared as sole counsel in a number of criminal prosecutions as well as appellate and disciplinary hearings either as a Crown prosecutor or on behalf of other government clients.  

In addition to court-based litigation work, Yvonne also have experience in bilateral and multilateral negotiations involving New Zealand and overseas government authorities and private parties, on behalf of government and individual clients.  

Born in Shanghai, and raised both there and in New Zealand, Yvonne is bilingual in English and Chinese (including spoken dialects and written Chinese).  This background gives her insight into the dimensions and nuances of the law as experienced by immigrant communities, particularly from China.  As a member of the Diversity Committee of the New Zealand Bar Association, Yvonne is committed to advancing the interests of clients, colleagues and future members of the legal profession from a diverse range of ethnic backgrounds. 

Yvonne has a double degree in Law and Commerce (Finance) from the University of Auckland and a Master of Public and International Law from the University of Melbourne with First Class Honours.  Yvonne was the 2016 Arthur Watts Fellowship intern at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (London) and an Inner Temple Pegasus Scholar (London) in 2018.  She has a keen academic interest in comparative legal studies, corporate criminal law, proceeds of crime, administrative law, human rights law, access to justice and international investment law.

王越是Shortland Chambers大律師行的一名獨立大律師。她從事刑事和民事訴訟,特別關注各類經濟犯罪、監管起訴、非法收益沒收、違紀處分和其他公共利益訴訟。在此之前,作為皇家檢察官以及高級律師,王越曾在各類刑事和民事訴訟中擔任代表新西蘭皇家以及其他政府部門的出庭律師。而作為獨立大律師,王越曾與許多著名的資深大律師一起工作,在新西蘭地方法院,高等法院和上訴法院程序中擔任唯一或是輔助出庭律師。除了上庭訴訟,王越也有參與新西蘭以及海外政府與個人之間談判交涉的經驗。王越來自中國,在上海接受基礎教育,在奧克蘭就讀高中,後來獲得奧克蘭大學的法學和商學(金融)學士,墨爾本大學的國際和公共法碩士(一級榮譽)。 她的背景使她對于中新文化以及移民經曆的細微之處有第一手的理解。

Selected Recent Cases

  • Napier v Issuing Officer 8562 (junior counsel for the Police in High Court judicial review proceedings and application for interim relief)
  • Commissioner of Police v Naufahu (“Operation Nova”) (junior counsel for the Commissioner in High Court restraint proceedings)
  • Commissioner of Police v Hines (“Operation Sylvester”) (junior counsel for the Commissioner in High Court civil forfeiture proceedings) 
  • Thomson v Complaints Assessment Committee 520 (sole counsel for appeal hearing in the Real Estate Agents Disciplinary Tribunal)
  • R v W (sole Crown counsel, District Court jury trial, money laundering)
  • R v K (sole Crown counsel, District Court jury trial, violence)
  • Tuuta v R (sole Crown counsel in a High Court appeal against sentence following the release of Court of Appeal guideline decision in Zhang)
  • Siemer v New Zealand Police (sole counsel for the appellant in a High Court appeal against conviction)
  • Hardy v New Zealand Police (sole counsel for the appellant in a High Court appeal against conviction)
  • Commissioner of Police v Li (junior counsel to David Jones QC in High Court civil forfeiture proceedings arising from the investigation of NZQA)
  • R v Y (junior counsel for Marc Corlett QC, District Court jury trial for rape; junior counsel to Graeme Newell in a Court of Appeal criminal hearing)
  • Ngoi v Wen (junior counsel to David Bigio QC in a Court of Appeal civil hearing regarding a contractual dispute)
  • Financial Markets Authority v Bublitz (together with Honor Ford, junior counsel to Rachael Reed QC in a High Court judge-alone trial for charges brought by the Financial Market Authority)

Publications and Seminars

  • “Reflections from the Public Law Conference 2018” At the Bar (New Zealand Bar Association), November 2018
  • “The Requirement for Licensees to Provide A Written Appraisal” REINZ (Real Estate Institute of New Zealand) Publication, Winter 2017

 

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Qualifications

LLB, BCom (Finance)

MPub & IntLaw (First Class Honors)

Year Admitted: 2013

Barrister Sole: 2016

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Qualifications

LLB, BCom (Finance)

MPub & IntLaw (First Class Honors)

Year Admitted: 2013

Barrister Sole: 2016

General Background

Yvonne acts in criminal and civil proceedings with a particular interest in serious fraud, regulatory prosecutions, proceeds of crime, disciplinary proceedings and other areas of public interest litigation.   

She began her career at the bar as an employed barrister and subsequently held tenancy as barrister sole at two sets of respected chambers in Auckland.  During this time, Yvonne worked with a number of prominent senior barristers and appeared in a wide range of District Court, High Court and Court of Appeal proceedings both as junior and sole counsel.  

Most recently, Yvonne worked at the esteemed firm Meredith Connell where she specialised in High Court litigation under the Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Act 2009.  She also appeared as sole counsel in a number of criminal prosecutions as well as appellate and disciplinary hearings either as a Crown prosecutor or on behalf of other government clients.  

In addition to court-based litigation work, Yvonne also have experience in bilateral and multilateral negotiations involving New Zealand and overseas government authorities and private parties, on behalf of government and individual clients.  

Born in Shanghai, and raised both there and in New Zealand, Yvonne is bilingual in English and Chinese (including spoken dialects and written Chinese).  This background gives her insight into the dimensions and nuances of the law as experienced by immigrant communities, particularly from China.  As a member of the Diversity Committee of the New Zealand Bar Association, Yvonne is committed to advancing the interests of clients, colleagues and future members of the legal profession from a diverse range of ethnic backgrounds. 

Yvonne has a double degree in Law and Commerce (Finance) from the University of Auckland and a Master of Public and International Law from the University of Melbourne with First Class Honours.  Yvonne was the 2016 Arthur Watts Fellowship intern at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (London) and an Inner Temple Pegasus Scholar (London) in 2018.  She has a keen academic interest in comparative legal studies, corporate criminal law, proceeds of crime, administrative law, human rights law, access to justice and international investment law.

王越是Shortland Chambers大律師行的一名獨立大律師。她從事刑事和民事訴訟,特別關注各類經濟犯罪、監管起訴、非法收益沒收、違紀處分和其他公共利益訴訟。在此之前,作為皇家檢察官以及高級律師,王越曾在各類刑事和民事訴訟中擔任代表新西蘭皇家以及其他政府部門的出庭律師。而作為獨立大律師,王越曾與許多著名的資深大律師一起工作,在新西蘭地方法院,高等法院和上訴法院程序中擔任唯一或是輔助出庭律師。除了上庭訴訟,王越也有參與新西蘭以及海外政府與個人之間談判交涉的經驗。王越來自中國,在上海接受基礎教育,在奧克蘭就讀高中,後來獲得奧克蘭大學的法學和商學(金融)學士,墨爾本大學的國際和公共法碩士(一級榮譽)。 她的背景使她對于中新文化以及移民經曆的細微之處有第一手的理解。

Selected Recent Cases

  • Napier v Issuing Officer 8562 (junior counsel for the Police in High Court judicial review proceedings and application for interim relief)
  • Commissioner of Police v Naufahu (“Operation Nova”) (junior counsel for the Commissioner in High Court restraint proceedings)
  • Commissioner of Police v Hines (“Operation Sylvester”) (junior counsel for the Commissioner in High Court civil forfeiture proceedings) 
  • Thomson v Complaints Assessment Committee 520 (sole counsel for appeal hearing in the Real Estate Agents Disciplinary Tribunal)
  • R v W (sole Crown counsel, District Court jury trial, money laundering)
  • R v K (sole Crown counsel, District Court jury trial, violence)
  • Tuuta v R (sole Crown counsel in a High Court appeal against sentence following the release of Court of Appeal guideline decision in Zhang)
  • Siemer v New Zealand Police (sole counsel for the appellant in a High Court appeal against conviction)
  • Hardy v New Zealand Police (sole counsel for the appellant in a High Court appeal against conviction)
  • Commissioner of Police v Li (junior counsel to David Jones QC in High Court civil forfeiture proceedings arising from the investigation of NZQA)
  • R v Y (junior counsel for Marc Corlett QC, District Court jury trial for rape; junior counsel to Graeme Newell in a Court of Appeal criminal hearing)
  • Ngoi v Wen (junior counsel to David Bigio QC in a Court of Appeal civil hearing regarding a contractual dispute)
  • Financial Markets Authority v Bublitz (together with Honor Ford, junior counsel to Rachael Reed QC in a High Court judge-alone trial for charges brought by the Financial Market Authority)

Publications and Seminars

  • “Reflections from the Public Law Conference 2018” At the Bar (New Zealand Bar Association), November 2018
  • “The Requirement for Licensees to Provide A Written Appraisal” REINZ (Real Estate Institute of New Zealand) Publication, Winter 2017