Stephanie Earl


Stephanie appears as counsel for the Commissioner of Police. She also appears for the Chief Executive of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment in immigration proceedings.

Stephanie returned to Meredith Connell in December 2013 in the Public and Regulatory team. She originally joined the firm in 2008 after two years as a Judges' Clerk at the High Court at Auckland, working as a Crown prosecutor and conducting prosecutions under the Resource Management Act 1991. Stephanie then spent two years at the Treasury Solicitor's Department in the United Kingdom, in its Public Law Litigation Team.

Stephanie has also previously appeared as counsel for the Real Estate Agents Authority and the New Zealand Law Society in regulatory proceedings.

She has been published in New Zealand Business Law Quarterly.

Represented the Chief Executive of the Ministry for Business Innovation and Employment opposing an application in the Court of Appeal for leave to bring review proceedings against a decision of the Immigration and Protection Tribunal. (SK v Immigration and Protection Tribunal and Chief Executive of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.)

Acted in a leading Real Estate Agents Disciplinary Tribunal case on whether an agent's conduct outside of employment reflects adversely on their fitness to be a licensee and therefore amounts to misconduct. (Real Estate Agents Authority v Fourie.)

Advised the UK Border Agency and conducted litigation for the Treasury Solicitor on behalf of the Secretary of State in various immigration and refugee matters (United Kingdom).



LLB (Hons)/BA, University of Auckland

Other credentials:

  • Ascertaining the Criminal Liability of a Corporation" New Zealand Business Law Quarterly (2007) 13 NZBLQ 200