Paul Comrie-Thomson

Senior Solicitor 

Paul joined Meredith Connell from the New Zealand Law Commission in 2017.  Since joining Meredith Connell, he has been involved in public and commercial litigation, appearing in the District Court and High Court.  Paul has also advised on commercial, public and resource management law issues for a range of local and central government bodies, as well as private sector clients.

Paul has a particular interest in international law and cross-border issues.  He has co-authored two chapters in a forthcoming text on international law, and was recently published in the Journal of International Arbitration.  At the Law Commission, Paul was principally involved in the review of New Zealand’s extradition and mutual legal assistance legislation.

  • Junior counsel for the Commerce Commission in the High Court appeal upholding the Commission’s decision declining the NZME and Fairfax merger.
  • Counsel for the Accident Compensation Corporation in various appeals in the District Court.
  • Assisted in various judicial review proceedings in the High Court representing Auckland Council.
  • Advice on commercial, public and resource management issues for a range of government and private sector clients.
  • Legal and policy adviser at the New Zealand Law Commission on reviews of the Extradition Act 1999, Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1992, Evidence Act 2006, declaratory judgments, as well as advising on cross-border issues arising under the Property (Relationships) Act 1976.

LLB(Hons)/BA, Victoria University of Wellington