Cindy Colenbrander


I am a civil and commercial litigation lawyer. As a member of the Wellington litigation team I work on a broad range of disputes and claims for insurers, companies and private individual clients. I assist clients with a variety of issues and disputes relating to building defects, commercial leases, alleged faulty workmanship, Canterbury earthquakes, and bankruptcy/insolvency.

In particular, my insurance work includes providing advice on policy response, professional liability claims and regulatory investigations and prosecutions.

I have experience in the District Court, High Court as well as various professional disciplinary bodies. I have assisted clients with all stages of a claim, including mediations, settlement conferences and the various stages of professional disciplinary processes.

Prior to joining Duncan Cotterill, I worked at specialist litigation firms in New Zealand and then a large London firm specialising in insurance litigation.

I am currently on parental leave.