202005.13
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Right to claim discrimination in employment on grounds of pregnancy

In Diamond Laser Medispa Taupo Limited v Human Rights Review Tribunal [2019] NZHC 2809 – https://forms.justice.govt.nz/search/Documents/pdf/jdo/b4/alfresco/service/api/node/content/workspace/SpacesStore/ac9d4651-cdc7-4faf-8089-0343f1d88ca5/ac9d4651-cdc7-4faf-8089-0343f1d88ca5.pdf, Simon was instructed by the Director Human Rights Proceedings to act for Zelinda Doria.  Ms Doria had brought a claim in the Human Rights Review Tribunal claiming that her employer had prevented her from working because she was pregnant.  The employer…

202005.13
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Successful application for judicial review of Minister of Immigration

In Zhang v Minister of Immigration [2020] NZHC 568 – https://www.courtsofnz.govt.nz/assets/cases/Zhang-v-Minister-of-Immigration.pdf,  Simon acted for the applicant who successfully applied for judicial review of the Associate Minister of Immigration’s refusal to grant her a residence visa.  The Court held that the Associate Minister had failed to have adequate regard to the mandatory relevant considerations of New Zealand’s international…

201712.22
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Simon instructed by Director of Human Rights Proceedings to act for family caregivers and disabled family members

Simon acted on instructions from the Director of Human Rights Proceedings for 13 plaintiffs who brought a claim against the Ministry of Health alleging discrimination on the grounds of family status. The plaintiffs were parents and spouses of disabled family members and the disabled family members themselves. The plaintiffs alleged that the Ministry of Health…

201712.22
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Court of Appeal decision clarifies law relating to Knowing Receipt

On 11 October 2017, the Court of Appeal gave judgment in favour of the respondents in McLennan v Livaja [2017] NZCA 446. Simon acted for the successful respondents. The decision is important in that it clarifies the legal test for the knowledge required to establish a cause of action in knowing receipt.

201410.12
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Director of Human Rights Proceedings v Cameron Slater

Simon is acting for the Director Human Rights Proceedings in a claim against Whaleoil blogger Cameron Slater for breach of the Privacy Act.  The primary issue is whether Mr Slater was acting as news media and engaged in news activities when he uploaded personal information about the aggrieved individual.  The proceeding was part heard by…

201409.08
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Simon represents JG Russell

Simon is representing JG Russell in his application for judicial review of the refusal of the Commissioner of Inland Revenue to accept instalment payments towards a $400 million debt. On 26 August 2014, the High Court granted interim orders prohibiting the Commissioner of Inland Revenue from pursuing bankruptcy proceedings until the determination of Mr Russell’s…

201409.08
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A v Hutchinson& Green Bay High School

High Court judgment in February 2014 in A v Hutchinson & Green Bay High School.  Simon represented the student in his successful judicial review of the decisions of Green Bay High School to suspend and then exclude him from school. June 2015 – Court of Appeal dismisses appeal brought by the school.

201409.08
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Sensible Sentencing Group Trust v Human Rights Commission

Simon represented the Director of Human Rights Proceedings in the Director’s claim against the Sensible Sentencing Trust for breach of the Privacy Act. On 25 June 2014 the Court of Appeal dismissed the SST’s appeal from the Director’s successful application to strike out an application for judicial review. Subsequently the claim in the Human Rights…