Bruce Scott > Chapman Tripp > Wellington, New Zealand > Lawyer Profile

Chapman Tripp
10 CUSTOMHOUSE QUAY
PO BOX 993
WELLINGTON 6140
New Zealand

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New Zealand > Insurance

Chapman Tripp acts for numerous large New Zealand and international insurers, including AMP and Tower, as well as a global multiline insurer. Its main focus is on complex commercial and regulatory matters for both insurers and corporates. Its work encompasses policy drafting, securities law issues, new product development and captive insurance arrangements. The key partners are Garth Gallaway in Christchurch, who handles professional indemnity, statutory liability and public liability insurance and is a leading expert in health and safety law; litigator John Knight in Wellington, who focuses on insurance, maritime law and resource management; and, also in Wellington, Bruce Scott who acts for local and international insurers in public liability, general claims and income protection claims.

New Zealand > Dispute resolution

Chapman Tripp handles some of the most significant commercial disputes in New Zealand before all levels of the courts and a range of alternative dispute resolution fora. It frequently acts for large domestic and international companies in complex and high-stakes multi-jurisdictional proceedings. Justin Graham, who specialises in media, defamation, IP, privacy, IT and iwi matters, leads the national dispute resolution group from Auckland, where John McKay has more than 30 years’ experience in construction, M&A, PI insurance and media law disputes. Newly promoted partner Laura Fraser is an experienced advocate and commercial litigator has appeared in all courts up to and including the Supreme Court. In Wellington, Daniel Kalderimis leads the firm’s international law practice and is ‘a good guy for international arbitration‘. Bruce Scott is a senior dispute resolution expert who specialises in commercial and public law litigation, both in the High Court and in private arbitrations.