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Fee Langstone
New Zealand




Craig is a leading litigation, dispute resolution and commercial insurance lawyer and is considered to be one of New Zealand’s foremost earthquake litigation lawyers.

For more than 30 years he has represented insurers, insureds, insurance brokers and commercial clients in all manner of disputes.

He acts across a broad range of insurance and commercial cases including professional indemnity, public liability, statutory liability, D & O, and property.

Other areas of specialty include contract works, product liability, corporate recovery, crime/fidelity guarantee, construction disputes and captive insurance companies. Indemnity advice and policy drafting are other regular features of Craig’s practice.

Craig routinely appears in the New Zealand Courts as lead counsel, as well as in Tribunals and at mediations.


  • New Zealand Law Society
  • Immediate Past-President of the New Zealand Insurance Law Association, having been the President for seven years
  • Regular judge in the Australia and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance NZ Annual Excellence Awards


LLB (Auckland University)


Football, fishing and topiary

Lawyer Rankings

New Zealand > Insurance

(Leading individuals)

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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.