Emily Walton Emily Walton
Emily Walton
Recommended and recognised as a leading individual by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 for her work in insurance law.

T +64 3 379 7622

M +64 21 972 155


Specialist areas of practice

  • Insurance
  • Construction
  • Dispute resolution

Emily is one of the firm's most senior insurance practice partners, an experienced litigator and excellent mediation counsel.

She built her reputation in the insurance industry on her significant involvement in the Canterbury earthquakes insurance litigation work and for her contribution to the evolution of best practice in natural disaster insurance litigation in New Zealand.

Now, her strong grasp of technical engineering and building issues sees Emily engaged to advise on a wide range of construction related matters for both institutional and insurer clients, including construction disputes, and defending professional indemnity claims against engineers, architects, and other construction professionals. She also acts on weathertightness and other building defect claims.

Emily defends general and product liability claims and provides indemnity advice to insurers on domestic and commercial property claims (including suspected frauds and arsons).

Together with her recognition by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 for her work in insurance law, she was recently named one of twelve insurance law superstars by NZ Lawyer.