Emma Light

Senior Associate

Litigation

Profile

Emma Light is a senior associate in Russell McVeagh's Litigation team. She has experience in a wide range of matters, including local government, regulatory enforcement, environmental law, and civil litigation.

Before joining Russell McVeagh in 2019, Emma worked as a crown prosecutor at a Wellington-based law firm, regularly appearing in the District Court and High Court.

Experience

Emma's recent work includes:

  • Advising on and conducting regulatory prosecutions under health and safety and resource management legislation.
  • Regularly appearing as counsel for the Commissioner of NZ Police in civil asset restraint and forfeiture proceedings in the High Court.
  • Appearing as counsel in appeals in the High Court for both the Crown and other regulators.

Credentials

BCA (Hons), LLB, Victoria University of Wellington.

Professional

Emma joined Russell McVeagh in 2019. Prior to joining the firm, Emma was a Senior Associate at a Wellington law firm where she served as a crown prosecutor, appearing regularly in the District Court and High Court, and specialised in criminal prosecution and civil litigation. She was admitted to practise in 2010.

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