Case History

  1. AN v Counties Manukau DHB [2017] NZHC 2012 - Antonia appeared as amicus curiae in a complex family case in the High Court.
  2. Prasad v Prasad [2016] NZHC 474 - Lengthy judgment by Katz J on costs incurred on appeals.
  3. Howell v Howell [2016] NZFC 6858 - Successful defence in a relationship property case involving post separation property.
  4. Tapling v Gilbert [2015] NZFC 1010 - Successful defence of a claim for property following the death of one of the spouses.
  5. Tod v Tod [2015] NZCA 501 - Successful defence of a claim by children against a second wife who inherited the bulk of her husband’s estate.
  6. Mead v Mead [2015] NZHC 825 - Appeal from a Family Court judgment involving a dispute over a farm in New Plymouth.
  7. Attwood v Martin [2015] NZFC S111 - Successful oppositon to wide ranging claims for discovery.
  8. Jay v Jay [2014] NZCA 445 - Successful opposition to an appeal in the Court of Appeal against an award of exemplary damages.
  9. Howell v Howell [2014] NZFC 9223 - Succesfful defence of a case involving child relocation.
  10. J v J [2013] NZHC 1512 - Successful exemplary damages award of $75,000 in historic child sexual abuse case, following 9 day trial.
  11. Simpson v Johnson [2013] NZFLR 628 (HC) - Appeal from the Family Court regarding setting aside an agreement and a claim in constructive trust.

  12. PPCS v ACC [2013] NZACC 55 - Appeal to the Appeal Authority regarding jurisdiction issues.
  13. ASJ v MLS [2012] NZFC 7619. - Successful claim involving an application against trust assets.
  14. C v Fairfax NZ Ltd (7 September 2012, Venning J) - Application for an injunction re screening of “Into the Darklands’.
  15. Howell v Howell [2012] NZFC 3527 - Claim relating to application of s9(4) of the Property (Relationships) Act to property acquired post separation.
  16. J v J Osborne AJ (11 December 2011) - Successful interlocutory application for trial by jury in historic sexual abuse claim.
  17. JJC v Fairfax NZ Ltd 15/9/2011- Successful application for injunction.
  18. JJC v Fairfax NZ Ltd (1 September 2011, Ellis J) - Successful injunction against publication of child’s name in R v Callaghan.
  19. LR v JR  (a bankrupt) [2011] NZFLR 797 Burns DCJ - Case involving trust and corporate structures (received extensive academic commentary).
  20. Bartrom Estate v ACC 5 August 2011 – Appeal to High Court. 

  21. Re Bartrom [2010] NZ ACC 72 - Appeal against decision of the ACC Appeal Authority.
  22. CFJ v CLB FAMC 29 March 2010 – Successful claim for spousal maintenance. 

  23. Mikitasov v Collins (11 August 2010) Courtney J - Claims against third party following bankruptcy.
  24. Re Bartrom [2010] NZ ACC 72 – Appeal before the Accident Compensation Appeal Authority.
  25. Tarlton-Kraus v Kraus HC Auckland, 10 July 2008 - Application to set aside agreement. 
  26. Corry v Corry 18 June 2008 - Orders to enforce property agreement.

  27. B v B HC Auckland 27 May 2008 – Opposition to application for spousal maintenance.
  28. Vasant v ACC ACC Appeal Authority 27 February 2008 - Application for accident compensation for a child.
  29. Allen v Allen [2007] NZCA 555 – High Court appeal involving a claim for economic disparity (s15).
  30. YKB v MST FC Auckland, 16 May 2007 Burns J – Successful application to strike out evidence.

  31. Ellis v Counties Manukau DHB [2006] NZHC 826. Potter J.
  32. X v X HC Auckland 4 July 2006 – Application for leave to intervene on behalf of AWLA.

  33. G v R FC 26 January 2006 – Successful application for spousal maintenance. 

  34. Counties Manukau DHB v The LSA & Anor HC AK [2005] NZHC 43. (Laing J).
  35. Fielding v Burrell [2005] NZFLR 55 HC (Keane J) – Successful opposition to appeal against successful Family Court case for a s182 award.
  36. Beaumont-Connop v Waitemata Health Ltd [2003] DCR 273 – Successful application for discovery against Hospital Board of previous complaints.
  37. Bottrill v A [2003] 2 NZLR 721 (Privy Council) – Successful appeal granting retrial.
  38. Pahau v Medical Council HC Auckland 4 December 2003 – Application for judicial review. 

  39. Poutsma v Parry [2001] DCR 456 – Successful application for leave.
  40. Bottrill v A [2001] 3 NZLR 622 Court of Appeal.
  41. Re Centrepoint Community Growth Trust [2000] 2 NZLR 325 HC – Appointed to represent interests of victims of sexual abuse at Centrepoint.
  42. M v H (1999) 13 PRNZ 465 Court of Appeal – Exemplary damages.
  43. CAC v CM [1999] DCR 492 – Disciplinary proceedings review.
  44. M v L [1999] 1 NZLR 747 Court of Appeal - Successful test case for protection of counselling notes in civil proceedings.
  45. JD v Ross [1998] NZFLR 951 HC (Anderson J) – Successful breach of confidence case against a psychologist.
  46. M v L [1998] 3 NZLR 104 HC - Junior counsel in successful application to have the civil trial heard by a Jury.
  47. G v G [1997] NZFLR 22 - Junior counsel in test case for damages for domestic violence.
  48. Re Jayamohan [1996] 1 NZLR 172 (CA) – Junior counsel - Habeas Corpus in international child abduction case.
  49. H v R [1996] 1 NZLR 299 - Test case exemplary damages for historic sexual abuse.
  50. Davidson v Ross and AG [1996] 3 NZLR 340 HC – Successful opposition to application for breach of confidence.
  51. E v K [1995] 2 NZLR 239 –Claim for misfeasance in public office by DSW.
  52. W v Counties Manukau Health Ltd [1995] 2 NZLR 560 HC – Successful application for pre-proceedings disclosure of medical records.
  53. S v G [1995] 3 NZLR 681 Court of Appeal – Test case for child sexual abuse claims and time limitation issues.
  54. AG v Davidson [1994] 3 NZLR 143 Court of Appeal – Successful opposition to strike out claim by Attorney General in relation to official information.