Rob is a commercial litigation and dispute resolution partner, with a focus on regulatory, construction, insurance, insolvency and recovery actions.
Admitted in New Zealand and England & Wales, Rob has extensive experience appearing both in Court and in mediation/arbitration. His is a broad practice principally servicing local and off-shore insurers but he regularly leads the provision of commercial dispute advice to the firm’s corporate and institutional clients. He is valued for his pragmatic and solution-focussed approach.
In the insurance sector, Rob advises liability and general insurers on a wide range of issues ranging from indemnity advice, defence to claims through to recovery actions. His professional risks experience includes the defence of statutory prosecutions. His material damage experience includes advice on losses arising from fire, earthquake and flood. He also provides advice to a leading local life and health insurer.
In the regulatory area, he defends prosecutions under health and safety legislation, largely on instructions from insurers, and is a former member of the Auckland District Law Society Health and Safety Law Committee. Rob is an experienced practitioner in the field of enforceable undertakings. He also advises clients in Commerce Commission investigations and prosecutions.
Outside of the insurance sector, he acts in construction disputes, insolvency disputes and has undertaken recovery work for a range of clients.
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