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Oliver Skilton

Oliver Skilton



  • Commercial Litigation

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Health and Safety
Oliver provides advice and advocacy as counsel in complex and often strategically important cases. He has a broad corporate and commercial law practice with a focus on investigations, prosecutions and civil proceedings initiated by regulators. He also advises clients in contractual, shareholder and fair trading disputes and on commercial contracts that might have a contentious angle. He has a particular interest in privacy and data protection including the proposed reforms of the Privacy Act and the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Oliver joined MinterEllisonRuddWatts in 2010 having worked as a litigator at Clyde & Co in London and Clayton Utz in Sydney.

Bar Admissions

2006, New South Wales
2003, New Zealand


LLB, BA, University of Auckland
Areas of Practice

Commercial Litigation | Health and Safety | Privacy | Regulatory


Companies May be Prosecuted for Health and Safety Incidents Outside New Zealand
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, July 2021

In a significant prosecution, a New Zealand employer has pleaded guilty and been sentenced, for the first time, in relation to a health and safety incident that occurred whilst its worker was outside of New Zealand...

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