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Vanessa 04-1-405-991

Without doubt, you have been the most exceptional person who has represented us in proceedings.  Your delivery, accuracy and efficiency, with the assistance of Jessica, was a relief to witness.  You simply nailed it.

I just wanted to express my thanks again for your efforts last week, watching the master at work was amazing.  We now call Vanessa the "smiling assassin", an excellent performance.

Oh bloody well done Vanessa.  You are a champion.  That was a real David vs Goliath victory.

We really appreciate everything you have done for us.  You were amazing and we couldn't have done it without you.

On behalf of the boys and myself our grateful thanks to you for your sterling efforts. Your presentations and cross examinations were incisive. We felt of the questions and queries the Judge put she was 99.99% supportive of our position? - as we well know, time will tell. . .  . Sincere thanks again.


I want to say a very big thank you to you after our success at the Court of Appeal.  It was such a fantastic result and I couldn’t be happier.  It was a huge effort by you and the team – I don’t think we could have been better prepared.

It seems so long ago that I went to the Thurston case to see what it was about and straight away I knew that you were the one to represent me.  You took on the big guys and fought for what was right.  Initially the odds seemed very much against us but you did your great investigation work and found solid evidence to support our case.  You fought so hard and put everything you had into it – you never gave up.  You believed in me and you believed in my case.

Four years later who would have thought where our journey would take us.  A great outcome has been achieved and we have seen you promoted to Queen’s Counsel.  You have really made a huge contribution to the success of the case and our subsequent win at the Court of Appeal.   (Maryanne [Green] October 2016)

Well you did it again today. Another successful day in court Vanessa, you are the star!...You are fantastic to work with. A real dynamo.
Vanessa, I just want to thank you for the way you handled the case. 
You are a great advocate.
As always your work and commitment have been outstanding.  I thoroughly enjoy working with you (and you also teach me so much).
I admire your dedication, commitment, passion, relentless hard work and your belief and understanding in what has happened.
Your sheer determination, drive, energy, vigour and hard work have been second to none.
Your excellence has shone through all the way!
You have been wonderful to deal with.  Kind, caring and understanding all the way through.  This has helped me through the process and made a huge difference.


Vanessa Bruton QC
O’Connell Chambers
Level 5, Old South British Building
3-13 Shortland Street, Auckland
PO Box 105 270, Auckland 1143

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