Session 1: Stream A: Commercial and Insurance Litigation Roundup

Session ID: 183NZW01A
Date: Thursday, 01 March 2018
Time: 07:30am - 10:30am
Venue: The InterContinental Wellington, Level 1, 2 Grey St, Wellington

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Session Content

Date: Thursday 01 March 2018
Time: 7.30am to 10.30am
Venue: InterContinental Wellington, 2 Grey Street

Attend and earn 3 CPD hours

Back by popular demand! Our 10 CPD Hours in Wellington program returns for the fifth consecutive year running with two streams to pick and choose from throughout the day so now you can choose from commercial and public law streams. You will be hear the hottest topics, key legislative updates, highly regarded speakers and all in one convenient and efficient day.

Chair: Jonathan Scragg, Partner, Duncan Cotterill; President of the New Zealand Insurance Law Association Inc (NZILA)

Insurance Litigation Update

  • Nature of insurance disputes
  • Forums
  • Insurance specific considerations
  • Recent insurance cases

Presented by Elspeth Horner, Principal, Mahony Burrowes Horner Lawyers

Class Actions and Multi-Party Litigation

  • Class action update
  • Strategies for managing and resolving complex multi-party matters

Presented by Dan Parker, Partner, Parker and Associates

Claims Against Professionals: Auditors

  • Causes of action
  • Regulatory landscape
  • Case study examples

Presented by Jonathan Haig, Barrister, Port Nicholas Chambers

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain a critical update on insurance litigation
  • Receive an update on class actions and examine strategies for managing multi party matters
  • Gain insight on claims against auditors

Chair: Jonathan Scragg

Jonathan Scragg's expertise is in commercial litigation and dispute resolution. Jonathan's focus is on commercial disputes, insurance law and public law. He has particular experience managing large, complex disputes and is an experienced advocate in the Courts and in mediation. In insurance law, Jonathan's work predominantly involves advising on indemnity issues and defending professional liability claims, complaints/disciplinary processes and health and safety prosecutions. He acts regularly for accountants, brokers, engineers, financial advisers, health professionals, lawyers and property professionals including architects, real estate agents, surveyors and valuers. He advises public and private entities on legislation and regulatory regimes. Jonathan acts for parties in judicial review, contentious liquor licensing matters, and in contract, property and trust disputes. Jonathan is the president of the New Zealand Insurance Law Association Inc (NZILA) and a member of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF). He is also admitted in England and Wales. He is a contributing author to various legal texts published by LexisNexis and Thomson Reuters and speak regularly at industry events and conferences on insurance and public law issues.

Elspeth Horner

Elspeth Horner is an experienced commercial litigator, with particular expertise in resolving insolvency, insurance and property disputes. Elspeth provides advice to liquidators on matters arising from contentious liquidations including dealing with issues of priorities, securities and enforcement options. Prior to joining Mahony Burrowes Horner, Elspeth was a partner at Morrison Kent Wellington and began her legal career in Morrison Kent's Litigation and Dispute Resolution team in 1999. Elspeth is a member of the New Zealand Insurance Law Association, New Zealand Society of Construction Law and Insol NZ.

Dan Parker

Parker and Associates is a specialist civil litigation firm. Before founding the firm in 2001 Dan was a partner in a national law firm. Admitted in 1991, Dan has extensive litigation and advocacy experience. Parker & Associates specialises in insurance, construction and commercial litigation and handles a range of complex civil disputes including a number of multi- party claims. The firm has been at the forefront of leaky building litigation since 2001. Dan and his team act for the plaintiffs in a class action against cladding manufacturer and supplier James Hardie. For more information about Dan and the team at Parker & Associates

Jonathan Haig

Jonathan commenced general litigation practice in 2004. He went to the bar in 2009 as one of the founding members of Port Nicholson Chambers. Jonathan's practice encompasses a broad range of civil litigation. Some highlights have included acting for more than 800 represented investor plaintiffs in two multi-party, complex finance company cases involving equitable, statutory, tort and contract claims together with numerous High Court trials in lead and junior capacities.

Venue Details

The InterContinental Wellington

Level 1, 2 Grey St
Wellington 6011

Ph: 64 4 47227722


Limited valet parking available at NZ$20 per day. Additional parking

available at Wilson Parking with NZ$5 per half hour and NZ$22 for


The Intercontinental is a 2 min walk from Lambton Quay which

has a number of buses going to airport and suburbs. It's a 10 min walk to

the nearest train station.

Taxis are also available downstairs at the hotel entry.

Parking is not included in the registrartion fee and price is subject to


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