High Court Justice Mary Peters

PETERS, Mary      

Auckland High Court Justice Mary Peters  

Professional Data:

2012 Judge Survey Score (1-10):   7.5         Ranking (out of 63):   36thJusticeMaryPeters_Page_1

Postion & Titles: 2009  Deputy Chair, Real Estate Agents Disciplinary Tribunal
2008 Member, Auckland District Law Society Property Disputes
2007 – 2009 Director, Bankside Chambers Limited
2004 President, Auckland Women Lawyers’ Association
2003 Vice-President, Auckland Women Lawyers’ Association
2002 – 2004 Trustee, Knox Home & Hospital, Auckland
1999 – 2001 Russell McVeagh Board of Management
Judge of: High Court, Auckland, since 2010
Specializations and Professional Interests: Areas of specialisation: Land law and property litigation, Commercial litigation, Securities law, Trade Practices, Trusts and Estates
Memberships: Auckland District Law Society, Auckland Philarmonia Orchestra Guild, Auckland Women Lawyers’ Association, Legal Research Foundation, New Zealand Bar Association, New Zealand Law Society, SPCA Pro Bono Panel of Prosecutors, The Northern Club.
Professional Comments:  (From Judge Peters) I have broad experience as counsel in litigation in the New Zealand courts.
The matters on which I have acted as an advisor and advocate have included claims
arising in contract, tort and equity; property, leasing and resource management matters;   shareholder and company disputes; and trust and estate administration matters.
I have acted for clients in matters concerning the Commerce Commission and Securities Commission; appeared before the Takeovers Panel; and acted for banks, receivers and  creditors in insolvencies, restructurings and amalgamations.
In addition to the above, I have worked in both New York and London, for Arthur
Andersen & Co and Allen & Overy respectively.
Background / Education: 2004 – 2010 Barrister
1997 – 2004 Partner, Russell McVeagh, Auckland
1995 – 1997 Solicitor, Russell McVeagh, Auckland
1990 – 1995 Solicitor, Allen & Overy, London
1989 Solicitor, Chapman Tripp Sheffield Young, Wellington
1988 Solicitor, Arthur Andersen & Co, New York1996 University of Auckland,Competition law
2000 University of Auckland, Competition law and policy
2000 LEADR NZ Inc Mediation Coursel
Victoria University Law School
Degrees: 1985 Victoria University of Wellington
Admitted to the Bar: 1985 Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New
1991 Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales
Company Involvements:
BANKSIDE CHAMBERS LIMITED (1505924) – Shareholder  Shareholder6% (Individually Held) 28 Herne Bay Rd, Herne Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
MAP PROPERTIES LIMITED (1612966) – Shareholder  Shareholder100% (Individually Held) 28 Herne Bay Road, Herne Bay, Auckland, 1110, New Zealand

Personal Data

Born: Sex: Female
Married: Children:
Interesting Relationships and Coincidences:
Miscellaneous: Examples of case involvement:
Leeuwenhoeve Investments NZ Limited v Nutritek Overseas Pte Limited (High Court,
Auckland) CIV 2009-404-1204)
MAP Associates Limited v Westpac New Zealand Limited [Publication of decision presently suppressed.]
Canwest TVWorks Limited v XY [2008] NZAR 1
Lehmann v RadioWorks Limited (Human Rights Review Tribunal, 35/06, 21 September 2006
and 047/06, 12 December 2006)
Task Technology Limited v Task Transactions Limited (High Court, Auckland, CIV 2003-
404-4127, 5 August 2005, and 24 February 2006, Keane J)
World Vision of New Zealand Trust Board v Seal & Ors [2004] 1 NZLR 673 (HC)
Wong & Ors v Burt & Anor [2003] 3 NZLR 526 (HC), [2005] 1 NZLR 91 (CA)
S&M Property Holdings Limited & Anor v Wellington City Council & Anor [2003] NZRMA
193 (HC)
North Shore City Council v Minister of Conservation & Anor [2003] 2 NZLR 497 (HC)
Trustpower Limited (Takeovers Panel, 16 April 2003)
Otago Power Limited (Takeovers Panel, 19 and 31 May 2002)
Bilgola Enterprises Limited v Dymocks Franchise Systems (NSW) Pty Limited and related
litigation ([1999] 3 NZLR 239; [2000] 3 NZLR 169; [2004] 1 NZLR 289)
Application by Carter Holt Harvey Limited for clearance to acquire assets of CNIFP
Application by Hewlett-Packard Company for clearance to acquire share capital of
Compaq Computer Corporation
No.1 Queen Street Limited v Auckland City Council & Anor (Case heard but the parties
resolved it prior to judgment) (HC)
Society for the Protection of Auckland City and Waterfront Incorporated v Auckland City
Council & Anor (Case settled) (HC)
King v Auckland City Council & Anor [2000] NZRMA 145 (HC)
Manukau City Council v Ports of Auckland Limited & Ors (Court of Appeal, CA 252-97, 19
May 1998), [2000] 1 NZLR 1 (PC)
Ports of Auckland Limited v Minister of Transport & Ors (High Court, Auckland, CP 449-
95, 29 September 1997, Smellie J)
Foote Bros Limited v Kevith Holdings Limited & Ors (High Court, Auckland, CP 61-96, 9
April 1998, Paterson J)
In re Dedden [1998] NZFLR 868 (HC)
Anderson v Davies [1997] 1 NZLR 616 (HC)
Ravensdown Corporation Limited v Commerce Commission & Ors (High Court,
Wellington, AP 168-96, 9 December 1996, Panckhurst J & Professor R G Lattimore)