Civil & Commercial Disputes

Collaboration by contract and use of corporate structures are two great Western traditions underpinning commerce and development. But when a contract is broken or terminated, a JV disintegrates, or a company is misused, principle and perspective can be easily lost in the dispute.

What is then most important is robust advocacy of position and clear thinking on strategic options and outcomes.

We offer experience with commercial dispute resolution in all its forms: by negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and in the courtroom. For some issues a court solution or ruling is necessary, but in fact most businesses want the matter steered towards a sensible resolution. This is achieved for clients by applying a blend of litigation and commercial strategic skills to our work.



Gary has been listed by independent lawyers guides such as Legal 500 (Asia-Pacific) and AsiaLaw Profiles for dispute resolution, and Benchmark Litigation for regulatory investigations and insurance. He conducts litigation for clients at all levels of the New Zealand court system, and in specialist tribunals.

Alex McDonald is an experienced civil and commercial litigation lawyer with over 25 years’ experience representing and advising clients on a wide range of commercial and civil cases. She has dealt with cases at all levels of the New Zealand court system.

Erin has represented clients with various contractual challenges, and has advised in relation to risk minimisation in contractual drafting, and the interpretation of complex contractual terms. She has also assisted clients with claims under the Fair Trading Act, Sale of Goods Act, Consumer Guarantees Act, and Contractual Remedies Act.

Paul Murray has extensive commercial litigation experience across a broad range of complex commercial disputes built up over the past  14 years.