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Shyrelle Mitchell

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Shyrelle graduated from Auckland University in 2004 and was admitted to the bar in 2005.

She joined the predecessor to the firm in 2004.

Shyrelle receives instructions from New Zealand based insurers on a wide range of issues, typically with an emphasis on professional negligence claims and on policy interpretation. Instructions include claims against solicitors, real estate agents, employers, boards of trustees and territorial authorities.  She also maintains a busy construction law practice. 

Shyrelle has appeared before all courts in New Zealand and on a number of occasions as junior counsel in the Supreme Court. 

Shyrelle assists various organisations on a pro bono basis and has recently been appointed as a Director of St Mary’s Board of Directors charged with developing the school’s buildings and facilities.

Shyrelle was appointed an associate in 2010 and became a partner in 2014. 


13 September 2017

Decision of Complaints Assessment Committee: Miao & Dai

We successfully defended a complaint made against real estate agents. The Complaints Assessment Committee determined to take no further action on the complaint.

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23 November 2016

Nightingale v James & Ors (DC)

We successfully defended real estate clients from allegations that they had forged initials on a sale and purchase agreement.

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1 March 2016

Manchester Securities Limited v Auckland Council (WHT)

We successfully argued in the Tribunal that the claimant’s assignment was invalid, its own claim should be reduced by 50% for contributory negligence and the quantum of the claim should be reduced. The net result was the claim was reduced by nearly 60%.

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17 February 2016

Body Corporate 330324 v Brown (City Gardens)(No3) (HC)

We successfully defended an application by a ventilation contractor who sought leave after close of pleadings to file a cross claim against the council.

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1 July 2015

Body Corporate 330324 v Brown (City Gardens) (No. 2) (HC)

We successfully applied on the council's behalf to adjourn a 12 week trial when the claimants tabled nearly 1,000 pages of reply evidence 5 weeks before the trial was due to commence.

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1 February 2015

Duty to inform

How to protect yourself when issuing conditional consents.

30 July 2010

Scandle v Far North District Council (HC)

The council successfully defended all causes of actions alleged against it.

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