Edwin Boshier

Senior Associate

Edwin’s dispute resolution practice spans regulatory defence work, civil and commercial litigation, and acting for and advising insurers and other disputes work.

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Edwin regularly acts for businesses and individuals facing charges brought by regulators under the Health and Safety at Work Act, the Resource Management Act, the Building Act, and other regulatory regimes. His practice here is focused on working for defendants in the forestry, manufacturing, stevedoring and primary sectors. He is a member of the Auckland District Law Society’s Health and Safety Law Committee and enjoys presenting on the subject.

He also acts regularly for liability and general insurers, where he advises on indemnity and defends insured liability claims arising from construction defects, fire, earthquake and professional negligence.

Edwin also acts on a variety of other contentious matters including civil and commercial litigation and judicial review.

Recent highlights

  • Defending a large stevedoring company facing charges under the Health an Safety at Work Act.

  • Acting on novel officer prosecutions brought by Maritime New Zealand.

  • Acting in litigation arising from the significant Sky City Convention Centre fire.

  • Acting on judicial review claims brought against prison operators.

  • Advising insurers on indemnity under liability policies.


Can banks terminate unpopular customers? 

12 September 2023

Publication: Covering the New Zealand insurance market 2023

28 August 2023

Supreme Court clarifies liability for breach of directors' duties and extent of damages in latest Mainzeal decision – and reiterates call for review of the Act

25 August 2023

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