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Cecily Brick

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Fee Langstone




Cecily specialises in insurance law and civil and commercial litigation.

Cecily commenced practice in 1993 after graduating from the University of Auckland. She spent the earlier part of her career specialising in commercial litigation at two of New Zealand’s largest commercial law firms, and practised law in the United Kingdom while on her OE. Cecily has specialised in insurance and litigation since joining Fee Langstone’s predecessor firm Jones Fee in 2002, becoming a partner in that firm in 2010.

She regularly advises major New Zealand insurers on policy coverage issues and claims disputes, particularly in the areas of public and product liability insurance, property insurance and business interruption. She has provided extensive advice to insurers on the complex insurance issues which have arisen out of the Christchurch earthquakes, across both commercial and domestic policy wordings.

Cecily has significant experience in litigation and resolution of disputes through mediation and negotiation, including claims of significant value and complexity. She has represented clients in defended fixtures in the High Court, and appeared as counsel in the Court of Appeal. Areas of specialty include contractual disputes, negligence, construction and engineering issues, Fair Trading Act claims and insurance coverage disputes.

Cecily enjoys the challenge of resolving difficult legal issues, and is focussed on providing legally sound, practical and economic solutions.


New Zealand Insurance Law Association


ew Zealand Law Society


LLB (Hons)

New Zealand


Within: Insurance

'The lawyers are insurance specialists and deliver consistently thorough, accurate advice,' say clients of Auckland-based insurance boutique Fee Langstone, and 'their attention to detail is outstanding'. One remarks that 'the firm is amongst the top of its peers in insurance law'. It has five partners who act for leading global insurers such as AIG, Allianz, Marsh and QBE. Key partner Philippa Fee is 'very sharp, grasps the heart of an issue quickly and always goes the extra mile'. Leading earthquake litigator Craig Langstone acted for QBE in a claim brought by one of its insureds for damage to the Pacific Tower in Christchurch. Of Cecily Brick, one client says 'her ability with respect to technical points of law is exceptional and she has an amazing eye for detail; she is also a very effective advocate, able to argue persuasively'. Marine insurance specialist Pauline Davies, professional indemnity expert Matthew Atkinson and 'very smart' senior associate Virginia Wethey are also recommended.

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