Andy is a commercial and regulatory litigator with particular experience in financial services, competition and consumer law. He also regularly acts on advisory matters and conducts criminal prosecutions on behalf of the Crown.
Prior to joining Meredith Connell in 2016, Andy worked as a junior barrister in a leading Wellington chambers.
Andy has acted in a number of significant regulatory proceedings, including:
- Financial Markets Authority v ANZ Bank New Zealand Ltd (the first case brought under Part 2 of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013).
- Commerce Commission v viagogo AG (including Court of Appeal proceedings confirming the availability of interim ex-parte relief against overseas respondents).
- Commerce Commission v Harmoney Ltd (case stated proceedings brought to clarify the legal status of peer-to-peer lending, and subsequent civil proceedings seeking compensation on behalf of affected consumers).
Andy also appears for the Crown in jury trials and for the New Zealand Police in High Court appeals.
LLB (Hons)/BA, University of Canterbury