Nick Frith > MinterEllisonRuddWatts > Auckland, New Zealand > Lawyer Profile

PO BOX 105 249
New Zealand

Work Department

Dispute Resolution




Nick specialises in commercial litigation.  He has significant experience in contract and tort claims, acting for both plaintiffs and defendants, as well as in providing strategic dispute resolution advice.   Nick is experienced in alternative dispute resolution processes.

Nick has a particular focus on insurance disputes across all areas of the industry. He regularly acts for insurers, brokers and insureds (both independently and on instruction from insurers).  He has experience in defending negligence claims against brokers, advising on, negotiating and litigating property damage and business interruption claims (both for insurers and insureds), income protection insurance claims, warranty insurance claims and in defending insured clients in Worksafe and other regulatory investigations.  He also acts for lending institutions in debt recovery and enforcement matters.

Nick spent time on secondment at a major international insurance broking firm which gave him invaluable insight.




LLB (Hons), BCom, University of Auckland (2010)

Lawyer Rankings

New Zealand > Insurance

(Next Generation Partners)

Nick FrithMinterEllisonRuddWatts

New Zealand > Dispute resolution

(Next Generation Partners)

Nick FrithMinterEllisonRuddWatts

The ‘technically excellent, commercially savvy‘ and ‘highly responsive‘ team at MinterEllisonRuddWatts are best known for representing New Zealand’s leading corporates, banks, public sector bodies and high-profile individuals in a range of commercial litigation matters, spanning regulatory, white collar crime, insolvency and insurance-related disputes It also has a strong track record in cross-border mandates across the Asia-Pacific region. Based in Auckland, Andrew Horne has 25 years’ experience in disputes within the financial services, technology and telecoms sectors. From the same office, Jane Standage regularly acts on investigations by the Financial Markets Authority and Reserve Bank. Oliver Skilton ‘thinks outside the box‘ and is noted for commercial disputes, as is Nick Frith  for insurance disputes and defending negligence claims against brokers. The Wellington office houses Richard Gordon, whose work encompasses banking disputes, property law and insolvency. Stacey Shortall is recommended for environmental, insurance and white-collar criminal issues. Corporate partner Briony Davies is also central to the team.