Sean McIntyre

Senior Associate

Sean specialises in litigation and dispute resolution, advising on a range of commercial disputes, insurance disputes, as well as regulatory investigations and prosecutions.

He has acted in relation to a number of commercial and insurance related disputes. These matters include damage caused by natural disaster, contractual liability and claims involving professional negligence such as lawyers and engineers.

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Sean has also provided advice and acted for defendants in relation to regulatory investigations brought under the Resource Management Act and the Health and Safety at Work Act.

He has appeared in the High Court, District Court and specialist Tribunals.

Recent highlights

  • Acting for insurers and homeowners in relation to large residential insurance claims arising from the Canterbury earthquakes.

  • Acting for purchasers in relation to a vendor’s breach of warranties under a sale and purchase agreement.

  • Providing advice to the underlying Body Corporate Committee of one of New Zealand’s most prestigious hotels.

  • Providing advice and acting on a number of cases involving defective building work, against builders and professionals including engineers and architects.

  • Acting for a large livestock broker in relation to claims brought by a financier.

  • Acting for large insurers in relation to a range of insurance claims.

  • Providing advice to insurers in relation to cover.

  • Acted and advised in relation to investigations and prosecutions under the Resource Management Act and Health and Safety at Work.


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