LLB, BSc, Associate
Hazel Bowering-Scott
Hazel is an associate in the national Dispute Resolution Team.  She works primarily with Emily Walton and Richard Hern with a focus on insurance, and advises a range of clients, including both insurers and policyholders. 

Hazel specialises in all areas of insurance law and has a particular interest in liability cover, third party recovery, material damage and indemnity advice.  Hazel’s experience in earthquake and leaky building disputes has given her a good understanding of technical issues common in building disputes.  Hazel also has experience working with and briefing expert witnesses for High Court proceedings. 
 
Hazel has experience in construction disputes, with a comprehensive understanding of NZS:3910 and the Construction Contracts Act.

"I enjoy working with my clients to problem solve their issues to get the best possible outcomes for them."
Contact
Wynn Williams (Christchurch)
Level 5, Wynn Williams House,
47 Hereford Street,
Christchurch 8013,
New Zealand.

Recent Projects

  • Appearing as junior counsel in a five-day hearing in the High Court.
  • Secondment to a major New Zealand domestic insurer to assist with the response to the Canterbury earthquakes, including providing advice on policy response, Official Information Act requests, drafting settlement agreements and deeds, reviewing construction contracts and assisting with any legal issues or challenging customers.
  • Defending a large number of domestic earthquake claims in the High Court Earthquake List.
  • Appearing in the District Court regarding matters of procedural unfairness.

Recent Articles

10/08/2018

Court of Appeal rejects QBE’s appeal contending double insurance

The Court of Appeal has rejected QBE’s appeal in QBE Insurance (International) Limited v Allianz Australia Insurance Limited [2018] NZCA 239.

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15/12/2017

Dishonest real estate agents beware

Dishonestly offending will be taken seriously when applying to be a licensed salesperson, as is demonstrated in the recent case Real Estate Agents Authority v A [2017] NZHC 2929.

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22/08/2017

Double Insurance or Seamless Cover? When the Inception Time of Insurance Cover Matters - Updated

The time of inception on an insurance policy was considered by the High Court in Body Corporate 74246 & Ors v QBE Insurance (International) Limited and Allianz Australia Insurance NZ [2017] NZHC 1473. This decision has been upheld by the Court of Appeal.

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20/07/2016

Independence Day: Athletes Become Neutral

There has been a lot of media attention recently, in the lead up to the Rio Olympics, about athletes who may be able to compete as 'neutrals' where their national sporting body has been banned from competing. So, just what is a 'neutral athlete'?

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Wynn Williams Christchurch
Level 5, Wynn Williams House, 47 Hereford Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand.
PO Box 4341, DX WX11179, Christchurch 8140.
+64 3 379 7622
+64 3 379 2467
Wynn Williams Auckland
Level 25, Vero Centre, 48 Shortland Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand.
PO Box 2401, Shortland Street, Auckland 1140.
+64 9 300 2600
+64 9 300 2609
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