Simon Connolly


I specialise in civil and insurance litigation. I advise insurers on areas including material damage and business interruption including earthquake claims, professional indemnity, employer liability claims, health and safety and insurance fraud.

I also represent construction companies and other parties in the building industry. I have extensive experience in leaky building and construction litigation, working closely with engineers, scientists, quantity surveyors and other industry experts. I appear regularly in the District Court and High Court.

My recent experience includes:

  • Acting for insurers on High Court proceedings arising from the Canterbury earthquakes, including high value commercial premises.
  • Acting for a leading construction company in a leaky building claim in the High Court relating to a multi-story apartment complex.
  • Acting for insurers on material damage claims involving destroyed industrial equipment, including provision of indemnity advice.
  • Advising on professional indemnity claims involving negligence, defamation and dishonesty-based offences.