Taylor Burgess

Senior Associate

Taylor is a New Zealand qualified senior associate in PGMBM’s London office.  She holds a BA/LLB(Hons) from the University of Auckland and an LLM from Yale University, where she was an Ethel Benjamin Scholarship recipient. She was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in 2015. 

After graduating first in her year from the University of Auckland, Taylor was a Judge’s Clerk at the Court of Appeal of New Zealand. She later joined New Zealand’s Crown Law Office where she conducted litigation on behalf of Government. She appeared before the New Zealand Court of Appeal and High Court on a range of public and tort law matters, including challenges to the scope of state immunity for alleged human rights violations by members of the armed forces and to powers of health and social service agencies.  

After her LLM, Taylor was awarded a Bernstein International Human Rights Fellowship to work with the British Pregnancy Advisory Service on sexual and reproductive health rights in the UK.  She has published in the Yale Journal of Law & Feminism and other journals.

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