DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Meredith Connell

Dispute Resolution

1 ranked lawyersBand 4New ZealandGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Well known as the longstanding holder of the Crown Solicitor warrant for Auckland and for its prominence in criminal cases, Meredith Connell is attracting increasing attention for the growing body of work it does in the commercial litigation sphere. Acting not only on behalf of public sector bodies, but also for a broader clientele, including domestic and foreign companies, fund managers, liquidators and private individuals, it covers a comprehensive range of dispute types, including contractual and professional negligence issues. Commercially relevant criminal work includes corruption cases, GFC-related litigation and Financial Markets Authority prosecutions. A deep bench enables the team to rely wholly on its own resources for court advocacy.

Notable practitioners

Fionnghuala Cuncannon is "well known and respected as a good operator" with an established practice in the fields of public and criminal law. She is acquiring an increasingly prominent market profile in the commercial disputes sphere. Interviewees further characterise her as a "very capable" lawyer who has "done some fantastic work" and who pursues her cases "as hard as she can."

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Dispute Resolution


Fionnghuala Cuncannon
Band 4