Rachael Brown

Partner Wellington

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Rachael is a litigator who has experience across a range of areas. She provides advice on public and employment law obligations, and appears as counsel in the Courts and the Employment Relations Authority, and in mediations. 

Work highlights

Māori legal issues
Advising Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu on all aspects of the relativity mechanism included in its 1997 Deed of Settlement with the Crown including, since 2012 when the mechanism was triggered, six arbitrations with the Crown to resolve disputes relating to the mechanism, and High Court proceedings.

Acting for Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu in judicial review proceedings brought by another iwi relating to the allocation of whalebones, which were the subject of a judgment of the High Court in May 2023 which stated that allocation issues should be resolved by a tikanga consistent process.