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Fee Langstone
LEVEL 18, CBL HOUSE
51 SHORTLAND STREET
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

Position

Partner

Career

Virginia first joined Fee Langstone’s predecessor firm Jones Fee in 1999, after graduating from the University of Otago with BA and LLB degrees. In 2001, Virginia set off for the United Kingdom. What was intended to be a working holiday turned into nearly a decade in London where she gained invaluable insurance litigation experience working at two well-regarded law firms specialising primarily in professional indemnity claims. Virginia was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in January 2003.

In May 2011 Virginia re-joined the partners of Fee Langstone, becoming a partner on 1 February 2019. Virginia specialises in insurance litigation and advice with an emphasis on liability claims (particularly professional indemnity) fire and general insurance (including earthquake claims) and policy coverage. She enjoys the challenge of finding commercial and pragmatic ways to resolve difficult legal issues.

Memberships

New Zealand Law Society
Women’s Law Association
New Zealand Insurance Law Association
The Insurance Network

Education

BA, LLB

Lawyer Rankings

New Zealand > Insurance

(Next Generation Partners)

Virginia WetheyFee Langstone

Fee Langstone in Auckland is a specialist insurance and commercial litigation practice consisting of seven partners following the promotion of newly promoted partners Virginia Wethey and Russell Stewart. The firm acts for numerous major domestic and overseas insurers. Name partners Philippa Fee (who is ‘fiercely intelligent but takes a pragmatic and commercial approach to the resolution of insurance disputes‘) and Craig Langstone, along with property insurance specialist Cecily Brick, are among the market’s leading lights. Pauline Davies is a leading adviser on marine insurance. The firm’s formal relationship with Clyde & Co LLP has expanded its work in many areas, notably cyber insurance, and Langstone now leads a Data Breach Response team together with external providers of data forensics recovery, public relations crisis management and business interruption forensic accounting.