Chambers & Partners has once again recognised the firm as a leader in its field with teams and individuals ranked amongst some of the best in the country.

The following teams have been recognised:
  • Corporate & Commercial: Band 5
    • The team is noted for the breadth of its expertise, a client noting: "They are able to respond promptly and with dedicated specialist input for urgent items."
  • Dispute Resolution: Band 4
    • More than one client praises the team's "practical and commercial approach," one going on to note: "They provide advice in a manner which makes the advice helpful and easy to understand, both for in-house counsel and for those who are not lawyers by training."
  • Employment: Band 4
    • "no-nonsense, very pragmatic and effective approach."
  • Energy & Natural Resources: Band 3
    • "The firm is renowned for its expertise in government and regulatory work. It has an experienced and capable team that works closely with clients to provide robust and defendable outcomes."
  • Insurance: Band 3
    • "First and foremost, they understand our business; everyone we deal with is knowledgeable, courteous and thorough; open lines of communication and the use of everyday layman's terms make conversations easy; and they have a wealth of experience, but are not offended if something is questioned."
 
The following individuals have also been ranked:
  • Ash Hill: Band 5
    • "extremely commercial, approachable and pragmatic."
  • Amanda Douglas: Band 3
    • "extremely thorough approach, good humour and excellent ability to cut through the opposing party's argument to its raw essence.
  • Lucy de Latour: Band 3
    • particularly well reputed for her handling of such contentious issues as planning appeals, resource consent appeals and compulsory acquisitions. 
  • Philip Maw: Band 3
    • "Philip has an extraordinary ability to discuss very difficult concepts in an understandable way. He can break complex issues into simplistic components, in order that good decisions can be made." 
  • Richard Hern: Band 3
    • Veteran litigator Richard Hern brings to his work not only a noted track record in the successful handling of both court and mediation proceedings, but also valuable past experience as in-house counsel at a prominent insurance firm.
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