PAST PAPER: Session 3: Stream A: Commercial Disputes
Date: March 2017
Presented by James Caird, Partner, Simpson Grierson
Know Your Limits: Limitation Issues
Presented by Ian Gault, Partner and Deputy Chairman, Bell Gully
Steve Keall barrister is an experienced civil and commercial disputes lawyer based in Auckland, New Zealand. Steve provides legal advice and advocacy for civil and commercial disputes. Steve has a particular interest in insurance. He has qualified as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand, and as a solicitor in England. He now practises as a barrister sole in New Zealand.
James is a partner and commercial litigator at Simpson Grierson. James has particular expertise in restructuring and insolvency related matters, and acts for New Zealand's leading insolvency practitioners, financial institutions, and creditors in both contentious and non-contentious matters. He advises on all aspects of restructuring and insolvency law, and acts on complex restructurings, directors' duties claims, fraud claims, and security disputes. James has published articles and regularly acts for liquidators and creditors in voidable preference claims.
Ian Gault specialises in commercial dispute resolution and regulatory proceedings. Ian has particular experience in trade practices, intellectual property, international trade, insurance, cyber security, public law and trusts. Ian is Bell Gully's Deputy Chairman. Prior to this appointment, he was leader of the firm's litigation practice. A partner for 20 years, Ian has over 25 years' experience providing advice and advocacy as counsel in large, complex and often high profile cases, and a broad range of litigation matters. His clients include major corporations, banks, professional firms and governments. A number of international clients seek Ian's ongoing advice and representation. Ian is ranked as a leading lawyer for dispute resolution by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017, with the previous edition describing him as leading Bell Gully's team which is "a cut above the rest". Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 ranks Ian as a leading lawyer in dispute resolution, noting, "He is a class act that fits well with the firm's manner of dealing with clients and gives a very all-encompassing approach". In a previous edition, one client remarked he "is our go-to guy if we have any particularly complex issues". Ian is ranked as a leading individual for intellectual property enforcement and litigation in the World Trademark Review's WTR1000 2017 directory. He has been recognised as a leading IP lawyer in Chambers Global which commended his contentious work involving IP rights. The directory described him as "widely respected for his IP work, particularly when it comes to commercial dispute resolution", and noted for his "significant reputation for litigation". Ian is a co-author of Gault on Commercial Law and a regular Faculty member on the New Zealand Law Society's flagship Litigation Skills Course (Director in 2016). Ian is widely known for his work in one of the longest running civil trials in New Zealand - a claim for Carter Holt Harvey against Genesis Energy and Rolls-Royce that was settled after eight months in court.
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