Our People | Brett Vautier

Brett Vautier Partner

"I have extensive commercial and civil litigation and dispute resolution experience gained in New Zealand and overseas (Melbourne and London) as well as in commercial environments. I have conducted litigation and represented clients in various tribunals, District and High Courts and the Court of Appeal. As well as a broad range of commercial disputes a substantial part of my practice includes drafting and reviewing individual employment agreements, advising on employment law issues and resolving personal grievances, through negotiation, mediation and the Employment Relations Authority and Courts.

My focus is on understanding clients' needs and achieving the best possible outcome for them by providing strong negotiation skills and effective legal representation in the Courts.

I have previously been employed as assistant company solicitor with a major New Zealand based insurance company and also worked for two years as Controller of Legal & Business Affairs for a UK film production company, so I appreciate the commercial realities faced by clients and the desire for pragmatic and cost effective advice and solutions.

My clients include a broad range of individuals and companies involved in various sectors including property and finance, general manufacturing and insurance.

I have been a Member of ADLSI Employment Committee since 2013."

Some examples of recent decisions I was involved in include:

High Court- Financial Markets Conduct Act- Receivers Fees
Financial Markets Authority v PTT Ltd - CIV-2015-404-1833 Financial Markets Authority v PTT Limited - Palmer J - 14 April 2016

High Court -  PPS Act - Priority of Securities
Gibbston Downs Wines Limited and RFD Finance No 2 Limited v Perpetual Trust Limited and Ors – CIV-2010-409-001716 – Chisholm J – 28 May 2012 

Court of Appeal - PPS Act – Priority of Securities – Subordinated Interests
Gibbston Downs Wines Limited and RFD Finance NO 2 Limited v Perpetual Trust Limited and Leonard and Sargison - CA367/2012 [2013] NZCA 506 - Randerson, Stevens and Venning JJ - 2 October 2013

Strike out decision
King v Porus (High Court, Christchurch - CIV-2010-409-2966, [2012] NZHC 3035, 15 November 2012, Associate Judge Osborne); [2013] BCL 31

High Court – s 74 Unit Titles Act Application  
Body Corporate 201181 v Gwendra Properties Limited & Ors

Brett is a Partner who does not share liabilities of the partnership.

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Area of Expertise Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Specialisation:  Employment, commercial litigation, mediation
Qualifications: LLB, MComLaw(Hons), Assoc.M.LEADR

Contact Details
DDI: +64 9 356 8231
Email: brett.vautier@glaister.co.nz
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