I am a Barrister and Commercial Mediator (AAMINZ) specialising in public and commercial law including in evolving areas of AI, automated decision-making and privacy.


Pauline is an experienced civil litigator and commercial mediator (AAMINZ).  She has argued cases and provided advice in a broad range of public law and commercial areas including revenue and Customs law; company law including bankruptcy, insolvency and creditors’ remedies including freezing orders; health, social security and conservation; and evolving issues in the digital space including artificial intelligence, automated decision-making and privacy.  She is the Independent Reviewer of Auditor Appointment Methodology for the Office of Auditor-General.  Pauline is on the faculty of the New Zealand Law Society Litigation Skills programme. After 20 years with Crown Law, most latterly as a Senior Crown Counsel, Pauline now practises as a Barrister Sole through Kate Sheppard Chambers.


Degrees: LLB(Hons)/BCA
Admission to High Court: 1991


Kate Sheppard Chambers, P O Box 10 318, Wellington 6140

Email: pauline.courtney@kschambers.co.nz
Mobile: 027 334 6566
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Areas of practice

Commercial, Dispute resolution, Information and data, Mediation, Privacy, Public law, Tax 

Languages spoken