- Kate Morrison
- Senior Associate
- Litigation | Public Law
Kate specialises in public law litigation, advising both statutory decision-makers and those affected by the decisions of government bodies and local authorities. She is experienced in bringing and defending judicial review claims and providing decision-makers with accessible advice in relation to their powers and responsibilities.
With a background in commercial and regulatory litigation, Kate appreciates the need to balance clients’ commercial objectives with regulatory requirements, and in each case looks for solutions best suited to clients’ needs.
Kate also acts for clients in relation to insolvency, contractual and tort disputes and has experience in representing clients in relation to investigations and prosecutions under the Fair Trading Act.
- Representing a client in successful judicial review proceedings in relation to the Trade (Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties) Act 1988.
- Acting for a local authority in successfully defending challenges to its decision-making under the Local Government Act 2002.
- Advising local authorities on their obligations and powers under the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002.
- Acting for a company in administration, in successfully defending a challenge to its deed of company arrangement.
- Providing regular advice to an independent statutory decision-making body on licensing applications and appeals before it.
- Reviewing the decision-making processes of an industry regulator.
- Defending prosecutions brought by the Commerce Commission under the Fair Trading Act.
- BA (HONS), University of Auckland
- LLB (HONS), University of Auckland