202005.13
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Tribunal finds Cameron Slater breached Privacy Act

Simon acted for the Director Human Rights Proceedings in a successful claim that Cameron Slater breached the Privacy Act 1993 by uploading personal information onto his Whaleoil blog- Director of Human Rights Proceedings v Slater [2019] NZHRRT 13.

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.

201511.09
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Youth Law

Simon has been on the Board of Youth Law since 2015. He is currently the Chair of the Board and sits on the risk and governance and law reform sub-committees.