Jonathan Scragg


I lead the firm’s Wellington litigation and dispute resolution team. 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.

My insurance law practice is focussed on advising insurers on indemnity issues and defending professional liability claims, complaints & disciplinary processes. I act regularly for construction, financial services, health, legal and property professionals. I am the immediate past president of the New Zealand Insurance Law Association Inc (NZILA), a member of the Presidential Council of the International Insurance Law Association (AIDA), and a member of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF). 

My commercial disputes practice is focussed on contract, property and trust disputes. My public law practice involves advising public and private sector entities on the operation and enforcement of legislation and representing parties in judicial review.

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 law and dispute resolution. I am admitted in England and Wales and a former recipient of the Cleary Memorial Prize.