When it comes to judicial reviews, no other private sector law firm has Meredith Connell’s combination of public law excellence and formidable litigation skills.
We have acted for the largest, and most active, local councils in New Zealand, and across the range of Crown entities. Our lawyers have an intuitive understanding of the nature of public decision making, procedural fairness and accountability.
And we back that up with the largest and best litigation practice in the country.
We’re experts in decision-making
We are experts in judicial review proceedings relating to the exercise of the whole range of public powers, from major government departments, to professional bodies’ exercise of disciplinary powers, to quasi-judicial administrative tribunals, and regulatory decision making with millions of dollars at stake.
Meredith Connell has acted on behalf of the Ministers of Health and Immigration, District Health Boards, Auckland Council, and New Zealand Police, as well as bringing numerous high profile judicial review applications relating to public bodies.
Cutting to the issues
We’ve acted in complex judicial review proceedings as a result of recent finance company collapse prosecutions. Our people are experienced in reviews of the range of sensitive decisions – from immigration matters all the way to public health funding calls and the granting of university status, as well as high value decisions relating to tax assessments.
Considerations such as the public interest, maintaining public confidence and transparency are second nature to our lawyers. And as practised litigators, our public law specialists know how to quickly and effectively cut through to the real issues in even the most involved judicial review proceedings.