Elizabeth is a commercial litigator with particular expertise in defamation and media law, privacy, product liability and general commercial issues.

Elizabeth advises on both regulatory and contentious matters. She has extensive experience in harmful digital communications and other online content concerns. She also regularly works on contractual, tortious and fair trading disputes.

Elizabeth has appeared in the New Zealand District Court, High Court and Court of Appeal.

Work Highlights

Te Whatu Ora & Ministry of Justice

Assisting in obtaining urgent restraining orders preventing the access, use or disclosure of confidential information obtained during a cyber-attack on Mercury IT, Te Whatu Ora & Anor v Unknown Defendants (2023).

Waikato District Health Board (now Te Whatu Ora)

Assisting in obtaining an urgent injunction against Radio New Zealand and others to protect information obtained during a cyber-attack, Waikato District Health Board v Radio New Zealand & Ors (2022), and successfully pursuing a complaint to the Broadcasting Standards Authority.


Acting as counsel assisting in defamation proceedings in the Court of Appeal in Craig v Stringer (2020) and Craig v Slater (2020).

Internet service providers

Advising on online content liability and a range of contentious issues and Court proceedings.

Product liability

Advising on product liability issues for a range of products, including regulatory issues, disputes and product recalls.

Areas of Expertise

Insights & News