High Court keeps litigators' partnership spat secret

Untested, “serious and embarrassing” allegations about a top QC and his legal partner are being kept under wraps by the High Court at Auckland.

Heaney & Partners lawyers David Heaney QC and Susan Thodey are being sued by their former legal partner Helen Rice.

Ms Rice left Heaney & Partners, formerly known as Heaney & Co about a year ago.

The firm is best known for its work defending all seven former councils in leaky building disputes, for which it has reaped $31 million in legal fees since 2002.


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