Richard Hern Richard Hern
Richard Hern
Recognised as a Leading Individual in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific legal directory 2024. Recommended in Chambers Asia-Pacific legal directory 2024. Listed in Best Lawyers NZ 2024. Named in Business Today's Top 10 New Zealand Insurance Lawyers 2023

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Specialist areas of practice

  • Dispute resolution
  • Health and Safety
  • Insurance: professional and negligence

Richard is a partner in Wynn Williams' insurance practice. He has worked extensively for local and international insurers across a range of claims concerning health and life insurance, professional liability - particularly for real estate agents, financial advisers, and solicitors, along with complex property, business interruption and material damage claims, and defamation. He is also regularly engaged to provide indemnity advice, including in matters concerning insurance fraud.

Richard regularly acts in disputes involving real estate agents on instructions either directly from real estate firms or their insurers.

Richard has an extensive understanding of both New Zealand and overseas jurisprudence and developments as it applies to health and life insurance. He has been engaged to draft health and life insurance policies on numerous occasions.

Richard is consistently recognised for his technical understanding of policies and pragmatic approach to litigation and dispute resolution. He is a seasoned advocate, an experienced trial lawyer, and works with some of the country's top insurance barristers.