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CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS HOUSE, LEVEL 5, 50-64 CUSTOMHOUSE QUAY, WELLINGTON 6011, NEW ZEALAND
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Work +64 4 472 6289
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DLA Piper New Zealand, Peter Leman, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND

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Peter Leman

Tel:
Work +64 4 474 3240
Email:
DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Partner, Insurance

Position

Peter is a specialist insurance litigator with expertise in a wide range of insurance areas. His expertise includes acting for fire and general insurers covering material damage and business interruption, public and product liability, and statutory liability and expertise in professional indemnity litigation for architects and engineers, valuers, surveyors, solicitors, accountants and insurance brokers. Peter has administered a liability claims handling service and a motor vehicle claims recovery service for a local insurer and has a thorough knowledge and understanding of legislative and regulatory environment for insurers and brokers. For further information, please view: https://www.dlapiper.co.nz/people/peter-leman

Career

Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand, 1984; Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, 1990

Member

New Zealand Law Society; Law Society of England and Wales; New Zealand Insurance Law Association

Education

LLB, University of Auckland, 1986


New Zealand

Insurance

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Peter Leman - DLA Piper New Zealand

Within: Insurance

DLA Piper New Zealand is 'superb, it is a pleasure to work with them', remarks a barrister. The firm acts for many of the leading New Zealand insurers and reinsurers, as well as for the leading international and local insurance brokers, among them AIG, Allianz, Aon, Chubb and DUAL. Key partner and experienced litigator Caroline Laband has 'an excellent reputation in every respect' and one source refers to her as among 'the best insurance solicitors in Auckland'. She recently acted for IAG New Zealand in a test claim relating to earthquake damage to determine whether the reinstatement benefit under a residential property insurance can be assigned to a purchaser of the property. She also defended Allianz in a claim brought by QBE that resulted in a two-day High Court trial. Brad Cuff and special counsel Neil Beadle are also recommended. In Wellington, Peter Leman has 'strong skills and an excellent reputation'. Aimee Credin departed to join Wotton + Kearney. Crossley Gates also left the firm.

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