Nura Taefi

Profile

Nura is an experienced litigator practicing commercial and civil litigation. She receives instructions in a wide range of areas with a focus on contract,negligence, intellectual property, employment, human rights (including sexual harassment), privacy, media, trusts, and relationship property matters. She also works as an independent investigator and represents parties in investigations and inquiries.

Nura has a breadth of experience including trial and appellate work, and has appeared before most of New Zealand’s courts and specialist tribunals. She also provides advisory services, and will work with clients to resolve disputes outside of court where possible.

Nura has a Bachelors degree in Law from Auckland University and a Master of Laws(with distinction) from University College London. During her postgraduate studies, Nura was awarded the Sir John Salmond Prize. In 2011 she was the recipient of the IPSANZ Prize.

Nura is a member of the New Zealand Bar Association Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She supports a number of pro bono initiatives in the community.


Profile

Nura is an experienced litigator practicing commercial and civil litigation. She receives instructions in a wide range of areas with a focus on contract,negligence, intellectual property, employment, human rights (including sexual harassment), privacy, media, trusts, and relationship property matters. She also works as an independent investigator and represents parties in investigations and inquiries.

Nura has a breadth of experience including trial and appellate work, and has appeared before most of New Zealand’s courts and specialist tribunals. She also provides advisory services, and will work with clients to resolve disputes outside of court where possible.

Nura has a Bachelors degree in Law from Auckland University and a Master of Laws(with distinction) from University College London. During her postgraduate studies, Nura was awarded the Sir John Salmond Prize. In 2011 she was the recipient of the IPSANZ Prize.

Nura is a member of the New Zealand Bar Association Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She supports a number of pro bono initiatives in the community.


Profile

Nura is an experienced litigator practicing commercial and civil litigation. She receives instructions in a wide range of areas with a focus on contract,negligence, intellectual property, employment, human rights (including sexual harassment), privacy, media, trusts, and relationship property matters. She also works as an independent investigator and represents parties in investigations and inquiries.

Nura has a breadth of experience including trial and appellate work, and has appeared before most of New Zealand’s courts and specialist tribunals. She also provides advisory services, and will work with clients to resolve disputes outside of court where possible.

Nura has a Bachelors degree in Law from Auckland University and a Master of Laws(with distinction) from University College London. During her postgraduate studies, Nura was awarded the Sir John Salmond Prize. In 2011 she was the recipient of the IPSANZ Prize.

Nura is a member of the New Zealand Bar Association Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She supports a number of pro bono initiatives in the community.


Additional information

Case History
  • Wynyard v Bremner [2020] NZHC 1589 (successfully defended proceedings under the Companies Act 1993 and for breach of fiduciary duty).
  • Paul v Mead [2020] NZHC 666 (case concerning interpretation of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 and whether it applies to contemporaneous de facto relationships).
  • Negotiating landmark settlement in sexual harassment claim on behalf of Office of Human Rights Proceedings (2020):
  • Acting as an independent investigator for a Board of Trustees considering allegations of misconduct against a teacher (2019).
  • Acting for the Australian Manuka Honey Association in a trade mark opposition for a certification mark (2019).
  • Acting for a complainant of sexual harassment in professional misconduct proceedings (2018).
  • Dotcom v Crown Law Office & Ors [2018] NZHRRT 7, junior counsel to Ron Mansfield and Simon Cogan (interference with privacy).
  • Kono NZ LP v Te Pa Family Vineyards Limited [2017] NZIPOTM 29 (trade mark revocation proceedings).
  • Backhaus v Baker & Ors [2017] NZHC 1507, second counsel to Jenny Cooper QC (prior) (negligence, fiduciary duties and breaches of the Fair Trading Act 1986).
  • Assa Abloy New Zealand Limited & Anor v Allegion New Zealand Limited [2016] NZHC 1738, second counsel to Clive Elliott QC (patent infringement and validity).
  • Urquhart v Look [2015] NZHC 623 (possession orders, relationship property claim).
  • Lockwood v Small [2013] NZCA 364 and Lockwood v Small [2014] 21 PRNZ 704 (strike-out, defamation).  
  • Mayes v Southern Cross Finance Limited [2013] NZHC 972 (removal of caveat).
  • Anderson v FM Custodians Ltd (2013) 15 NZCPR 123, second counsel to David Bigio QC (prior) (life interest in land, possession orders).
  • Hamilton Maps Limited v APN New Zealand Limited [2012] DCR 561 (copyright infringement).  
  • Edwards v Two Degrees Mobile Limited [2012] NZERA Auckland 224, [2012] NZEmpC 149 and [2012] NZEmpC 106, second counsel (interim injunction, redundancy).
  • Big Blak Saks Ltd v D & A Marketing Ltd (unreported, High Court, Auckland, Williams J, August 2011), second counsel (interim injunction, passing off).
  • Auckland District Health Board v Bierre [2011] NZEmpC 108 (employment, confidentiality).
  • Siaosi v Kennerley Retail Investments Limited [2010] NZERA 692 (employment, unfair dismissal).

Documents
  • Wynyard v Bremner [2020] NZHC 1589 (successfully defended proceedings under the Companies Act 1993 and for breach of fiduciary duty).
  • Paul v Mead [2020] NZHC 666 (case concerning interpretation of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 and whether it applies to contemporaneous de facto relationships).
  • Negotiating landmark settlement in sexual harassment claim on behalf of Office of Human Rights Proceedings (2020):
  • Acting as an independent investigator for a Board of Trustees considering allegations of misconduct against a teacher (2019).
  • Acting for the Australian Manuka Honey Association in a trade mark opposition for a certification mark (2019).
  • Acting for a complainant of sexual harassment in professional misconduct proceedings (2018).
  • Dotcom v Crown Law Office & Ors [2018] NZHRRT 7, junior counsel to Ron Mansfield and Simon Cogan (interference with privacy).
  • Kono NZ LP v Te Pa Family Vineyards Limited [2017] NZIPOTM 29 (trade mark revocation proceedings).
  • Backhaus v Baker & Ors [2017] NZHC 1507, second counsel to Jenny Cooper QC (prior) (negligence, fiduciary duties and breaches of the Fair Trading Act 1986).
  • Assa Abloy New Zealand Limited & Anor v Allegion New Zealand Limited [2016] NZHC 1738, second counsel to Clive Elliott QC (patent infringement and validity).
  • Urquhart v Look [2015] NZHC 623 (possession orders, relationship property claim).
  • Lockwood v Small [2013] NZCA 364 and Lockwood v Small [2014] 21 PRNZ 704 (strike-out, defamation).  
  • Mayes v Southern Cross Finance Limited [2013] NZHC 972 (removal of caveat).
  • Anderson v FM Custodians Ltd (2013) 15 NZCPR 123, second counsel to David Bigio QC (prior) (life interest in land, possession orders).
  • Hamilton Maps Limited v APN New Zealand Limited [2012] DCR 561 (copyright infringement).  
  • Edwards v Two Degrees Mobile Limited [2012] NZERA Auckland 224, [2012] NZEmpC 149 and [2012] NZEmpC 106, second counsel (interim injunction, redundancy).
  • Big Blak Saks Ltd v D & A Marketing Ltd (unreported, High Court, Auckland, Williams J, August 2011), second counsel (interim injunction, passing off).
  • Auckland District Health Board v Bierre [2011] NZEmpC 108 (employment, confidentiality).
  • Siaosi v Kennerley Retail Investments Limited [2010] NZERA 692 (employment, unfair dismissal).

Publications and Seminars
  • Presenter at ADLS Seminar and Paper "Practical Advice for Managing Discovery"(June 2019)
  • Presenter at Legalwise Seminar and Paper "Civil litigators toolkit" on interlocutory injunctions (March 2019)
  • "The Uninvited Guest" [2014] New Zealand Law Journal 364
  • Member of expert panel (7-9 October 2014) at Colloquium on Children's Rights at the University of Geneva
  • "Beyond Harmonisation: The case for a Trans-Tasman Trade "Mark Regime" (September 2011) 86 IP Forum 11-23
  • Chapter on girls' rights in M Freeman (ed) Children's Rights: Progress and Perspectives (Martinus Nijhoff, Leiden, 2011)

Professional Activities
  • 2018 – present: Barrister, Shortland Chambers
  • 2015 – 2018: Barrister, Quay Chambers
  • 2012 – 2015: Junior Barrister, Shortland Chambers
  • 2009 – 2012: Solicitor, Kensington Swan
Qualifications

BA/LLB (Auck)

LLM (distinction) (UCL)

Admitted: 2009

Barrister sole: 2012

Nura
Taefi
ntaefi@shortlandchambers.co.nz
+64 21 639 599
+64 9 307 9807
+64 9 309 1119
Shortland Chambers