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Wendy is a litigation lawyer practising in public law, regulatory and civil litigation. She was admitted to the Bar in 1995, and was employed in private law firms in New Zealand and England, and at the Crown Law Office, before joining the independent Bar in 2007.

Wendy represents clients before the New Zealand courts at all levels as well as in specialist tribunals and disciplinary authorities, and has regularly been appointed amicus curiae in cases before the High Court and Court of Appeal.

Since 2016 Wendy has held appointment as Assistant Commissioner of Trademarks, Patents and Designs, hearing disputes about intellectual property rights for the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand.

Wendy holds a Masters degree in Law with honours from Victoria University. She graduated from the University of Canterbury in 1994 with a conjoint Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in French language and Classics.