Gerry Brownlee accused of bullying lawyer involved in class action suit

Author
Newstalk ZB Staff,
Publish Date
Wed, 12 Sep 2018, 8:16PM
Brownlee is accused of making a bullying, 15-minute phone call. (Photo / Getty)
Brownlee is accused of making a bullying, 15-minute phone call. (Photo / Getty)

Gerry Brownlee accused of bullying lawyer involved in class action suit

Author
Newstalk ZB Staff,
Publish Date
Wed, 12 Sep 2018, 8:16PM

Gerry Brownlee is being accused of bullying and intimidating a lawyer involved in a class action

Auckland law firm Adina Thorn is planning a class action against manufacturers of non-compliant steel mesh

The firm says Brownlee telephoned and confronted a junior solicitor with a number of allegations and complaints, and made bullying comment in a 15-minute call.

Thorn herself says she's appalled a senior member of Parliament would attempt to intimidate anyone planning a legal action

She says the motivation for his call seems unclear.

Brownless denies he was bullying the solicitor.