Jane McTavish Butler

Special Counsel

Meredith Connell

Jane has acted in a variety of high-profile cases, significant negotiations, mediations, and memberships of professional bodies in the legal, building and construction industries. She obtained the first judgment for consequential losses to home-owners in the Weathertight Homes Tribunal; she was counsel in the High Court in the leading Sunset Terraces building negligence case and has run more civil trials in the District Court, High Court and the Court of Appeal than can be mentioned here. Jane has presented to professional bodies within the construction industry and is also a member of the faculty for the New Zealand Law Society Litigation Skills Programme. She was a supervising solicitor for the New Zealand Law Society Duty Solicitor Training Programme from 2000 to 2003.