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Education CV

Master of Law (First class), University of Cambridge (2016)

Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand (2013)

Bachelor of Laws (First class), University of Canterbury, New Zealand (2013)

Bachelor of Arts (German, Political Science), University of Canterbury, New Zealand (2013)

Scholarships and awards:

  • Trinity College Hollond-Whittaker Research Studentship (to undertake a PhD in Law)
  • Chevening Scholarship (to undertake the Cambridge LLM)
  • LB Wood Travelling Scholarship (to undertake the Cambridge LLM)
  • Gordon Watson Scholarship (to undertake the LLM)
  • Corallyn Newman Award (Canterbury University)
  • International Exchange Award (to Nottingham University Law School)
  • Ewart Hay Prize (first in Public International Law) 
  • Dean’s Invitation to Honours (top 5% in German; top 10% in Political Science)
  • Canterbury University Dux Scholarship
  • Canterbury University Law School Scholarship
  • Bickerton-Widdowson Scholarship (Canterbury University)

Teaching experience at Cambridge: 

  • Lecturer, LLM Law & Information (public interest defence in breach of confidence and misuse of private information) (2018-19)
  • Supervisor, Law Tripos Constitutional Law (2018-19)
  • Small group teaching, LLM Law & Information (defamation) (2018-19; and 2017-18)
  • Small group teaching, LLM Civil Liberties & Human Rights (privacy and freedom of expression) (2017-18)

Professional experience:

  • Legal practice (Wellingon, New Zealand): Public Law; Litigation; International Trade (2013-2015)
    • Legislative and regulatory reform for fisheries industry, labour market, credit unions market
    • Advising on parliamentary privilege
    • Advising on WTO law and litigation process
    • Advising on proposed tobacco plain packaging laws in New Zealand
    • New Zealand, international and EU food safety standards
    • Engaging with government inquiries under the Inquiries Act 2013
    • Participating in parliamentary select committee hearings, for submissions on bills and for financial review purposes
    • Secondment to Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
    • Engaging with public officials, Ministers and Cabinet about current law, law reform and enforcement practices
    • Advising on defamation law in political context
    • Judicial review: Commerce Commission input methodologies; as between two Crown entities on electoral advertising
    • Human rights litigation: right to die; remedies for historic child abuse of children in state care
    • Advising on public and private sector risks under Official Information Act 1982
    • Advising on state sector entities’ mandate under legislation to undertake commercialisation activities
    • Advising on Crown entity best practices during general election
    • Advising on trade agreements and issues vis-á-vis trade between New Zealand with Iran
    • Advising on and ministerial submissions on trade implications of the TPPA, especially parallel importing
    • New Zealand and EU import / export restrictions and prohibitions (and liaising with Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Customs department)
    • Privacy Act 1993 compliance for various private and public sector agencies
    • Immigration and citizenship law
    • Implications of domestic and international anti-money laundering laws and other sanctions for specific transactions
    • Advising on corporate governance, delegations framework and legislative compliance for statutory entities
  • Pro bono
    • Setting up trust for animal rescue charity
    • Advising on corporate structure of new social enterprise
    • Drafting and registering new trust deed; amended constitution
    • Advising charitable trust on becoming a Crown entity in the future
    • Wellington Community Law Centre solicitor volunteer (refugee law, appeals, submission to Minister, Immigration and Protection Tribunal)

Fields of research

Regulation of expression


Media law

Human rights law

Constitutional law

Rights jurisprudence

Legal and political philosophy



Rationalising informational privacy cases: a more principled approach to the relationship between privacy and freedom of expression


Dr Kirsty Hughes

Professor David Feldman QC

Representative Publications

Published work

J Gligorijevic "Children’s privacy: the role of parental control and consent" Human Rights Law Review (forthcoming, 2019).

J Gligorijevic "Privacy at the Intersection of Public Law and Private Law" Public Law (forthcoming, 2019).

J Gligorijević “Publication restrictions on judgments and judicial proceedings: problems with the presumptive equivalence of rights” (2017) 9(2) Journal of Media Law 215-231.

J Gligorijevic “Parliamentary privilege reaffirmed” [2014] NZLJ 393.

Conference papers

"The balance between privacy and freedom of expression after Sir Cliff Richard v BBC" (presented at Cambridge Centre for Public Law, October 2018)

"Recognising and confronting conflicts between human rights: the case of privacy and freedom of expression" (presented at SLS Conference, QMUL, September 2018)

"Privacy on the Frontiers of Public Law" (presented at the Public Law Conference, University of Melbourne, July 2018)

"Policing speech: using persuasion and autonomy to identify actionable harm in expression" (presented at McGill University, Montreal, May 2018)

"Current trends in English privacy law: protecting children online" (presented at KU Leuven, March 2018)

"Children’s privacy: the role of parental control and consent" (presented at Trinity College Dublin, February 2018)

"Conflicts of rights do exist: a critique of Adina Preda “Are there any conflicts of rights?” (2015) 18 Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 677" (presented at Cambridge Forum for Legal and Political Philosophy, December 2017)


J Gligorijević "Breaching Injunctions in Parliament: An Unconstitutional Abuse of Parliamentary Privilege" U.K. Const. L. Blog (29 Oct 2018) (accessible at:

J Gligorijević "Upholding celebrities’ privacy and problematising news media claims to freedom of expression: Sir Cliff Richard v BBC" (Inforrm's Blog, 29 July 2017, accessible at:

Start Date

Oct 2016