Jessica Phillips


Jessica advises clients on dispute resolution and litigation in a broad range of contentious civil and criminal matters.  She has particular recent experience in regulatory and property litigation, and in arbitration.  In addition, Jessica prosecutes criminal matters in District Court jury trials under the Crown warrant. 

Jessica joined Meredith Connell in 2018, having previously worked at a boutique litigation firm in London where she advised clients on competition and commercial matters.  Prior to this she worked in the general litigation team at a large Auckland commercial law firm where she advised on banking, intellectual property and contractual disputes.

  • Acting for an incorporated society against its former officers and contractors in an equitable fraud claim arising out of a large construction project.
  • Acting for a large corporate in arbitration and High Court proceedings arising out of a tenancy dispute.
  • Acting for the Commerce Commission in its first proceeding against a buyers-side cartel. 
  • Acting for a diverse claimant group in Deutsche Bahn & Others v Mastercard Incorporated & Others seeking damages in excess of £200 million for breaches of UK and European competition law, with claims brought in both the Chancery Division of the English High Court  and the Competition Appeal Tribunal.

BA/LLB, University of Auckland

PG Dip, King’s College London