Rick Hargreaves

Special Counsel

Rick is a litigation and dispute resolution lawyer advising on all areas of civil litigation with a specialisation in insurance law.

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Rick advises insurers on a large range of indemnity and liability matters.and is involved in large fire and general insurance claims, earthquake litigation, civil fraud, commercial litigation, leaky home and construction litigation as well as employment and independent contractor disputes.

Rick is an experienced advocate in both formal litigation and alternative dispute resolution. He has extensive experience in negotiation and mediation involving general civil, WHT, CEIT and employment relations matters. He has appeared in the Court of Appeal, High Court, District Court and CEIT as well as the Employment Court and the ERA.

Recent highlights

  • Providing regular advice on major fire insurance claims, both commercial and domestic.

  • Providing regular advice on commercial and domestic earthquake and leaky home claims.

  • Providing regular advice to insurers on the scope of policy cover and their liability in relation to Property damaged, Material Damage and Business Interruption, Contract Works and Vehicle policies.


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

Chambers and Partners - Insurance & Reinsurance 2024 New Zealand chapter

23 February 2024

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