Thomas Refoy-Butler

LLB/BA (Hons), University of Otago Associate (07) 579 0741 Email Thomas Refoy-Butler

Thomas is an Associate of Mackenzie Elvin Law and is an experienced litigator providing strategic advice and representation to clients in relation to commercial disputes and regulatory litigation.  He has particular experience in contractual disputes, employment, insolvency, insurance (policy advice, statutory liability and public liability), professional disciplinary proceedings, interim relief (injunctions and freezing orders) and regulatory litigation and investigations. He also has experience as sole and junior counsel acting for private and corporate clients, including Crown entities, in both civil and criminal proceedings in the District Court, High Court and Court of Appeal. 

Thomas also regularly instructs barristers providing litigation support, management and appearing as counsel as required.

Thomas is an Associate Member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors. 

Thomas started his career in Auckland in a specialist litigation practice and subsequently worked for two national law firms before relocating with his family to Tauranga at the beginning of 2019. Outside of the law, he enjoys spending time with his family and has a passion for the outdoors whether it be competing in multisport events, hunting or diving.

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