Rowan Butler

Contact

Mobile: +64 21 841 613

[email protected]

Post: PO Box 1571, Shortland Street, Auckland, New Zealand 1140.

Expertise

Rowan specialises in civil and regulatory litigation.  He has been a member of Bankside Chambers since 2011.

Civil and Insurance Litigation

Rowan has experience in a wide variety of cases ranging from shareholder & property disputes; trust and estate litigation; professional negligence claims; insurance and contract litigation.

Regulatory litigation and Fraud

Rowan has acted in fraud trials both as Crown and defence counsel.  He also practices in the professional disciplinary and regulatory sphere, including statutory liability proceedings and inquests.

Rowan is a panel prosecutor for the Office of the Crown Solicitor, Manukau.

 

Recent and Notable Cases

Recent and Notable Cases

  • Recent and Notable Cases

    Recent cases include:

    Civil Litigation

    • Shareholder/Joint Venture disputes
      • Detection Services Ltd & Ors v Pickering & Anor [2019] NZCA 575
      • GHL v Jet Trustees [2013] NZHC 1013
    • Trusts, Estates & Property
      • Mengha Trustees Ltd v Titford [2013] NZHC 3466 (Appointed as Amicus)
      • Estate of Ivy Jackson [2016] NZHC 1723; [2017] NZHC 860 & 2506
      • Botany Land Development Ltd v Auckland Council[2014] NZCA 61
      • Estate of Reid [2017] NZHC 2382
      • Stirling v Kumar [2018] NZHC 1111
      • Harrison v Frieswijk [2013] NZHC 3267
    • Fiduciary & Contract claims
      • Frost & Sutcliffe v Tarr [2018] NZCA 135
      • 15 Hopetoun Ltd v Visser [2018] NZHC 1601
      • NZGT v Ralph [2018] NZHC 121
      • Johnstone v Johnstone [2015] NZHC 2047
    • Injunctions/Interim Relief
      • Sale 33 Ltd v MDDI [2016] NZCA 286;
      • Outdoor Action v LINZ & NZTA [2019] NZHC 123;
      • Alarm NZ v 15 Hopetoun Ltd [2016] NZHC 813;
      • Castles v Standards Committee No. 3 [2013] NZHC 2289;

    Regulatory 

    • Securities & Fraud – R v Petricevic & Ors [2012] NZHC 665;
    • Inquests
      • Jakobs CSU 208;
      • An Inquest into the death of a young person CSU 527

     

Qualifications and Career

Rowan is a law graduate of the University of Auckland (LLB 2000).

Prior to becoming a barrister, Rowan worked at the following New Zealand law firms:

  • Meredith Connell (Crown Solicitor’s Office, Auckland)
  • Jones Fee (Civil and insurance litigation firm, Auckland)