April Payne

Senior Associate - Dispute Resolution and Litigation

April is an accomplished general commercial litigator who specialises in consumer, competition, and health and safety law.

April’s expertise includes contentious and non-contentious competition and consumer law and health and safety advisory work.  April has wide-ranging experience in dealing with regulatory enquiries from New Zealand regulators. This includes assisting with Commerce Commission and Financial Markets Authority matters, as well as WorkSafe investigations and prosecutions.

April joined MinterEllisonRuddWatts in 2012.  She then worked at the Competition and Markets Authority in London before returning to the firm in 2016.

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Professional background


  • LLB, BA (History and Mass Communications), University of Canterbury


  • Dispute Resolution and Litigation
  • Consumer Law
  • Health and Safety
  • Competition and Regulation