Dispute Resolution

Wynn Williams has a legacy of successful dispute resolution, achieving the very best outcomes for our clients. Our recipe is simple - clear advice, innovative strategies and commercial insight. We approach any professional relationship with integrity and a sense of responsibility. Dispute resolution can often be a challenging and complex process, and we always navigate our clients' disputes through the right pathway, whether that's the courts, arbitration, mediation, or negotiation. Wynn Williams is recommended as a leading firm for Litigation & Dispute Resolution by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022, Chambers Asia-Pacific 2023 and Chambers Global 2023 legal directories.

How we can help

Our expertise in dispute resolution covers all manner of commercial and civil disputes. These include matters involving:

  • Contract and commercial law
  • Negligence and tort law
  • Trusts, estates and equity
  • Commercial property and leases
  • Company law, directors' duties and shareholders' rights
  • Competition and consumer law
  • Debt and insolvency
  • Intellectual property and confidential information
  • Privacy law
  • Public and administrative law

- Representing companies based in the Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands in a global partnership dispute involving complex and multi-jurisdictional allegations of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties, wind-up petitions and injunctive relief.

- Acted for the liquidators of Stonewood Homes Limited in a claim for breach of directors’ duties against the former company directors. Successfully opposed an application to strike out the claim on the basis that the liquidators’ third party funding created an abuse of process.

- Acting for an international investment group in a complex and high-value negligence claim against tax advisors.

- Representing the Anglican Church before the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care.

- Acted for a group of companies that were retention creditors in proceedings relating to a retention fund held by Decmil Construction NZ Limited (in liquidation). Successfully opposed applications by the liquidators to have the funds declared to be part of the company assets and to be appointed as receivers of the funds.

- Representing an Australian lender in a range of contractual disputes. Successfully obtained freezing orders to prevent assets being removed from New Zealand.

- Representing the owners of the building at 230 High Street, Christchurch in relation to well-publicised structural issues in High Court proceedings against the Christchurch City Council and a range of consulting engineers.

- Representing The Depths LP (Hell Pizza) in successfully resisting an injunction arising from the termination of a franchise agreement.

Key Contacts

Greg Simms
Josh Taylor
Shane Campbell
Paul Comrie-Thomson