Cecily Brick > Fee Langstone > Auckland, New Zealand > Lawyer Profile
Fee Langstone Offices
LEVEL 18, CBL HOUSE
51 SHORTLAND STREET
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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 property and business interruption insurance, public and product liability policies, and construction risks including contract works insurance. Cecily also has particular expertise in the drafting and review of 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 District Court, and appeared as counsel in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. 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
New Zealand Law Society
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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.