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VANESSA BRUTON QC (LLB, M.COM.LAW(HONS))

Bachelor of Laws / Master of Commercial Law

Qualifications, Career & Memberships
QUALIFICATIONS
  • LLB (University of Auckland), 1994
  • M.Com Law (1st class honours) (University of Auckland), 1998
  • STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) - Certificate in Advanced Trust Litigation , 2012
  • Te Wananga o Aotearoa - Te Ara Maori (He Pi Ka Pao) - New Zealand Certificate in Te Reo (Levels 1 and 2), 2020
CAREER HISTORY
  • Admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand - 1995
  • Solicitor - Hesketh Henry 1995 to 1999
  • Solicitor / Senior Associate Brookfields Lawyers 1999 to 2004
  • Litigation Partner - Brookfields Lawyers 2004 to 2011
  • Litigation Partner - TGT Legal -1 March 2011 to 31 July 2014- TGT Legal is a leading boutique trust firm. I was the founding litigation partner.
  • Admitted as a barrister of the High Court of the Cook Islands - 2012
  • Barrister sole from 1 August 2014
  • Appointed Queen's Counsel 2016
MEMBER
  • New Zealand Law Society
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants New Zealand, Trust Special Interest Group
  • Auckland Women Lawyers' Association
  • Auckland District Law Society Inc
  • New Zealand Bar Association
  • ACTAPS (Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists) (UK)
  • The International Association of Trust and Estate Lawyers
Bachelor of Laws / Master of Commercial Law