Laura Hardcastle

Senior Associate Wellington

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Laura Hardcastle is a senior associate in the litigation team. She provides advice to a range of particularly public sector clients on the regulatory frameworks applicable to them, as well as on other administrative and contractual matters.

She regularly advises on complex interpretation issues arising from extensive statutory and regulatory regimes, with her areas of expertise including electricity/energy markets and state sector legislation, as well as medicines and associated products and education.

Work highlights

New Zealand Government Vaccine Strategy Task Force
Advised the New Zealand Government Vaccine Strategy Task Force on advance purchase agreements to secure a portfolio of COVID-19 vaccines for New Zealand, Niue, Tokelau and the Cook Islands.

PHARMAC advice
Advised PHARMAC on various matters, including proceedings in the Auckland High Court against Janssen-Cilag Pty regarding the supply of Zytiga (a treatment for prostate cancer) and the recent Coronial inquiry regarding lamotrigine (a treatment for epilepsy).