Cecilia Milne

Senior Associate

I specialise in civil and commercial litigation and dispute resolution. I provide advice and advocacy across a broad range of areas, with a particular focus on professional negligence claims, insurance matters and complex commercial disputes. I enjoy helping clients achieve practical solutions, whether through negotiation, alternative dispute resolution, or Court proceedings.

My insurance work includes advising insurers on policy response and defending professional and product liability claims. I also deal with general commercial disputes and have experience in property and construction matters, contract and negligence claims, judicial review, trade practices, and defending clients in relation to regulatory investigations and proceedings.

I have been involved in numerous High Court proceedings in New Zealand and England. Before joining Duncan Cotterill, I spent several years in London working at a major law firm with a focus on professional services work. I also worked in-house at a global bank in relation to an investigation by the UK Financial Conduct Authority. I started my career at a large New Zealand law firm, acting for a variety of clients. 

I am currently on parental leave.