Partner, Auckland

Board of Management

Sherridan Cook

Sherridan Cook (1)


Sherridan specialises in advocacy and commercial litigation, with considerable expertise and experience in:

  • Employment and health and safety (including privacy and human rights)
  • Intellectual property disputes, including trade mark and copyright disputes
  • Other commercial litigation, particularly property and leasehold disputes, contractual and company related disputes and regulatory litigation.

Sherridan has appeared on numerous occasions in the Employment Relations Authority and the Employment Court, in the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) Hearings Office, and in the District Court, High Court and appellate courts, and at arbitrations and mediations.

Sherridan is also admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales (2002) and is a qualified Solicitor-Advocate of the Higher Courts of England and Wales (2003).

  • Author of 'Personal Grievances' part of LexisNexis’ Employment Law collection, and Consultant Editor for 'Health and Safety Law Made Easy' and 'Employment Law Made Easy' (LexisNexis)
  • Member of Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)
  • Member of International Trade Mark Association (INTA)

Work highlights

Acting on numerous contentious employment actions for private and public sector clients

including arising out of personal grievances, restraint of trade and confidentiality disputes and change management processes

Advising various public and private sector clients

in their industrial relations strategies when bargaining with unions, including leading the bargaining team

Advising on the employment aspects

of numerous M&A transactions

Acting for the firm's major Mānuka honey portfolio client, the UMF Honey Association

in trade mark enforcement actions in the IPONZ Hearings Office, the High Court and the Court of Appeal

Acting for clients on numerous trade mark actions

including defending oppositions to pending trade mark registrations, opposing pending trade mark registrations and applying for the invalidity and non-use of existing registrations

Acting for tenants of buildings in Auckland's Quay Park

in ground rent review arbitrations against Ngati Whatua O Orakei Maori Trust Board