BA, LLB, Solicitor
Bethany Entwistle
Bethany is part of the national Dispute Resolution Team.  Bethany works primarily with Emily Walton and Richard Hern with a focus on insurance, construction and contract law.  She provides advice to a wide range of clients including insurers and policyholders in relation to insurance disputes and has experience in District Court and High Court proceedings.
 
Bethany also has an interest in sports law, intellectual property law, privacy law, and construction law.  
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Wynn Williams (Christchurch)
Level 5, Wynn Williams House,
47 Hereford Street,
Christchurch 8013,
New Zealand.

Recent Articles

10/10/2018

Defective earthquake repairs: successful appeal of Robin v IAG

IAG has successfully appealed the High Court’s decision in Robin v IAG [2018] NZHC 204. IAG applied to join four other parties as defendants to the proceeding on the basis that each party was involved in the repair work and owed a duty of care to Ms Robin.

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27/06/2018

Privacy law shake-up! What does the EU General Data Protection Regulation mean for your company?

Unless you’re willing to pay a fine of up to 4% of your company's annual global turnover or €20 million for failing to comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), it's time to review your company's privacy policy and practices.

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9/05/2018

Defective earthquake repairs: who should you sue?

Deciding who is responsible for defective earthquake repairs is a common predicament for many homeowners. The difficulty stems from the involvement of several parties in the earthquake repairs. These may include the Earthquake Commission, a private insurer, brokers, a loss adjuster, engineers, contractors and subcontractors.

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7/06/2017

Is self-representation a good idea?

In New Zealand, you have a right to go to court and represent yourself; self-representation procures access to the courts. But, whether it provides access to justice is another question.

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22/12/2016

Reopening an insurance cash settlement agreement? Supreme Court says no!

In Prattley Enterprises Limited v Vero Insurance NZ Limited [2016] NZSC 158 the Supreme Court unanimously confirmed that a signed settlement agreement was binding on the parties, where the insured party asserts it was operating under a mistake over its entitlement under the policy. On appeal from the Court of Appeal, Prattley had (again) sought to set aside the settlement agreement it signed with its insurer Vero, on the basis that both it and Vero entered the settlement under a common mistake as to the correct measure of indemnity under the policy.

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27/10/2016

Can a settlement agreement ever be set aside?

The UK Supreme Court has now clarified an uncertain area of law regarding deceit and misrepresentation in the context of settlement agreements, where fraud is suspected: Hayward v Zurich Insurance Company plc [2016] UKSC 48.

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PO Box 4341, DX WX11179, Christchurch 8140.
+64 3 379 7622
+64 3 379 2467
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