Taylor Burgess

Legal Director

Taylor Burgess

Legal Director

Taylor is a Legal Director in our London office, specialising in public law and human rights and joined the firm in 2020 as a Senior Associate.

She has previously conducted litigation on behalf of the Government for New Zealand’s Crown Law Office. She has 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.

Prior to joining Pogust Goodhead, Taylor worked with the British Pregnancy Advisory Service as a Bernstein Human Rights Fellow and competed her Master of Laws (L.L.M) at Yale Law School.

Areas of Expertise

Public law
Human rights


University of Aukland, BA/LLB (Hons) Law
Yale Law School, Master of Laws
Judge’s Clerk, New Zealand Court of Appeal, 2015-2017
Assistant Crown Counsel, New Zealand Crown Law Office, 2017-2018
Bernstein Human Rights Fellow, British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), 2019-2020
Senior Associate (NZ Qualified), Pogust Goodhead, 2020-2021
Legal Director (NZ Qualified), Pogust Goodhead, 2021-present




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