Hagen Neumegen


Hagen specialises in litigation and dispute resolution with a particular focus on employment and regulatory criminal matters.

He advises clients on a broad range of disputes including criminal law, workplace incidents, regulatory investigations and prosecutions, employment and commercial disputes and professional complaints and discipline.

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Hagen has regularly appeared before the Court of Appeal, High Court, District Court and the New Zealand Parole Board.

He is passionate about delivering clear, pragmatic and solutions focused advice to help his clients navigate their dispute. Before joining Duncan Cotterill, Hagen worked as a criminal defence barrister appearing and advising on all aspects of the criminal justice process.

Recent highlights

  • Ugone v Star Moving Ltd [2024] NZEmpC 48; BC202460658 – Obtaining the largest fine ever issued by the Employment Court against a non-compliant employer.
  • Representing clients on contentious employment matters through investigation and mediation.
  • Defending health practitioners facing complaints before the HDC and their regulatory body.
  • Supporting and advising major New Zealand and international insurers on complex and large-loss claims.

Hagen's insights

Insurance law insights featured in GILC Risk Radar report 2024

24 May 2024

Limitation of liability clauses upheld by the High Court

18 April 2024

Employment newsletter

9 April 2024

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