Jonathan Scragg


My expertise is in commercial litigation and dispute resolution. My focus is on commercial disputes, insurance law and public law. I have particular experience managing large, complex disputes and am an experienced advocate in the Courts and in mediation.

In insurance law, my work predominantly involves advising on indemnity issues and defending professional liability claims, complaints/disciplinary processes and health and safety prosecutions. I act regularly for accountants, brokers, engineers, financial advisers, health professionals, lawyers and property professionals including architects, real estate agents, surveyors and valuers.

I advise public and private entities on legislation and regulatory regimes. I act for parties in judicial review, contentious liquor licensing matters, and in contract, property and trust disputes.

I am the president of the New Zealand Insurance Law Association Inc (NZILA) and a member of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF). I am also admitted in England and Wales. I am a contributing author to various legal texts published by LexisNexis and Thomson Reuters and speak regularly at industry events and conferences on insurance and public law issues.